A h86 file extension is related to the CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers) operating system for various platforms.

There is one other file type using
the H86 file extension!

empty icon.h86 - WOW! firmware module

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Software that open h86 file

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H86 file extension - CP/M data

What is h86 file? How to open h86 files?

File type specification:

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The h86 file extension is associated with the CP/M operating system developed by Digital Research, Inc.

CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers) is an operating system originally created for Intel 8080/85 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.

Initially confined to single tasking on 8-bit processors and no more than 64 kilobytes of memory, later versions of CP/M added multi-user variations, and were migrated to 16-bit processors.

The h86 file stores some kind of data used by CP/M.

This h86 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 h86 file:

CP/M picture or screenshot

CP/M  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Digital Research

An operating system for 8-bit computers. It looks rather like DOS to use this is hardly surprising because DOS was copied from CP/M in about 1980.

CP/M was developed by Dr. Gary Kildall from Digital Research. CP/M as a first system, which used standard 8.3 (8 characters for file name + 3 characters for file extension used to identify file type) naming of files. Killdall can be considered as father of file extensions.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .h86 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .h86 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 h86 file, edit h86 file, convert h86 file, view h86 file, play h86 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with h86 file - CP/M data

Click on the software link for more information about CP/M. CP/M uses h86 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.).


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