Files with dev extension are commonly found as drivers for Windows operating system.
There are 3 other file types using
the DEV file extension!
.dev - Device Independent TeX
.dev - Dev-C++ project file
.dev - e-sword devotional file
Software that works with dev file extension
DEV file extension - Windows device driver
What is dev file? How to open dev files?
The dev file extension is used for Windows Device Drivers. A device driver, or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a device.
Typically, dev files are stored in the Windows System folder and should not be opened or altered.
A driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware is connected. When a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original calling program. Drivers are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. They usually provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface.
The default software associated to dev file type:
Company or developer:
Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .dev file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open dev file, edit dev file, convert dev file, view dev file, play dev file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others dev file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dev file - Windows device driver
Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses dev 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.).