A dos file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows 95 and MS-DOS operating systems. A dos file stores backup of config.sys and autoexec.bat files.

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DOS file extension - Microsoft Windows 95 / MS-DOS system files backup

What is dos file? How to open dos files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

The dos file extension is associated with dual boot of MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows 95 operating systems.

When installing Microsoft Windows 95 over a preexisting MS-DOS install, config.sys and autoexec.bat are renamed to config.dos and autoexec.dos. This is intended to ease dual booting between Microsoft Windows 95 and older MS-DOS.

This dos file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open dos file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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.

MS-DOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMS-DOS  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the dominant operating system for computers during the 1980s

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of *.dos files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .dos 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 dos file, edit dos file, convert dos file, view dos file, play dos file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 dos files.

Programs that can create dos file - Microsoft Windows 95 / MS-DOS system files backup

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

Microsoft Windows:

Microsoft MS-DOS:

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