AS file extension - AppleSingle encoded file
What is as file? How to open as files?
File type specification:
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Typically, these are given the extension .dat and the MIME-type in the E-mail system is set to properly identify them; however, .as extension is sometimes used. Probably used on older Apple computers and Apple OS.
AppleSingle is file format developed by Apple Computer in order to store Mac OS "dual-forked" files on the Unix filesystem being used in A/UX, Apple's first Unix-like operating system. AppleSingle combined both file forks and the related Finder meta-file information into a single file. Support for the format was later added to Unix software such as NFS and MAE, but they saw little use outside this small market.
The default software associated to as file type:
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OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.
The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.
OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!
List of recommended software applications associated to the .as file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open as file, edit as file, convert as file, view as file, play as file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others as file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with as file - AppleSingle encoded file
Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses as file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).