Files with devicemetadata-ms extension can be found all Windows operating systems since version 7. These files represent control panel settings when a new device is installed.

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Software that open devicemetadata-ms file

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DEVICEMETADATA-MS file extension - Windows Device Metadata device package

What is devicemetadata-ms file? How to open devicemetadata-ms files?

File type specification:

Configuration file type icon Configuration file type

File extension devicemetadata-ms is mainly related to Microsoft Windows operating system and used for one of the system specific tile types. It was introduced Windows 7 and is still used in latest Windows 10.

The .devicemetadata-ms files contain settings for control panel, and are created when new device is installed to the computer.

It is including:

  • PackageInfo.xml
  • DeviceInfo.xml
  • DeviceIcon.ico
  • WindowsInfo.xml
  • SoftwareInfo.xml

Updated: December 5, 2023

The default software associated to open devicemetadata-ms file:

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 was the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports the ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles, and tablets. The next version with many improvements and updates was Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 7 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 7  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Operating system released in 2009 available for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and media centers. It was replaced by Windows 8 and Windows 10. Support ends on January 14, 2020.

Microsoft distributes Windows 7 in four editions: Windows 7 Starter is designed for netbooks. Windows 7 Home Premium is used in home computers and notebooks. Windows 7 Professional is for business using and Windows 7 Ultimate contains all features from all previous Windows 7 editions and some others.

Help how to open:

These files are loaded when a new device is added to the system using control panels.

How to convert:

There is no point and also eally now way how *.devicemetadata-ms files can be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .devicemetadata-ms file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open devicemetadata-ms file, edit devicemetadata-ms file, convert devicemetadata-ms file, view devicemetadata-ms file, play devicemetadata-ms file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting devicemetadata-ms files.

Settings file type for software that use devicemetadata-ms file - Windows Device Metadata device package

Programs supporting the exension devicemetadata-ms on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for settings devicemetadata-ms file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with devicemetadata-ms file by default:
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 small icon Microsoft Windows 7

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