Found 460 file extension associations related to Microsoft Windows and 374 file formats developed specifically for use with Microsoft Windows.
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
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Developer / company: Microsoft
Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems by Microsoft. They can run on several types of platforms such as servers, embedded devices and, most typically, on personal computers. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing trend of graphical user interfaces (GUI) popularized by the Macintosh. Microsoft Windows eventually came to dominate the world's personal computer market.
Microsoft Windows operating systems include desktop editions like the new Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.11 and older.
Server editions like Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows 2012 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server etc.
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Microsoft Windows related articles:
How to hide known file extensions in Windows - Hidding known file extensions in Windows.
How to disable Autoplay in Windows - Disabling or changing the AutoPlay function in Windows.
Change default file extension icon in Windows 7 - Change file type icons using Microsoft Windows Registry Editor.
File-Extensions.org Search Installation and Features - A free File Extensions Tool for Windows.
How to install new fonts in Windows - Adding more fonts to Windows.
Generate a directory listing or file list in Windows - creating directory and file listing with Windows Command Line, Total Commander and Directory List & Print utility.
How to securely erase data from hard drive or flash disk - Basic options to securely delete data.
Restore icon cache in Windows - Repair Windows icon cache database without any third party software.
Install Windows without DVD or USB - Install Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 operating systems from hard disk directly.
Restoring of disabled Task Manager in Windows - Fixing Windows Registry to re-enable Task Manager..
How to move pagefile.sys - Changing the default location and settings of Virtual Memory paging file in Windows operating system.
Best websites with old software - Finding old versions of apps or abandonware games.
Open, split, merge or convert VCF contact files - Comprehensive information about VCF file format, how to open, work, convert, split and merge the vCard files on Windows and Mac.
File-Extensions.org Search application for Windows - Look for information about extensions and associated programs directly from Windows.
How to add Show/Hide known file extension toggle in Windows - Adding a handy file extension option to context menu in Windows.
How to remove programs from the Open With menu in Explorer - Cleaning up Open With program menu.
How to restrict certain file types in Windows Group Policy - Administrate rights for files based on their extension in Windows Server.
How to add program to Windows startup - Management of Windows StartUp options. Especially in Windows 8 and 10.
How to install a virtual PostScript printer in Windows - Using universal PS drivers to install virtual printer in latest Windows.
How to work with OXPS documents without Windows 8 - Handling OXPS documents in older Windows.
How to show hidden file extensions in Windows 7 - Showing hidden file extensions in Windows 7 and Vista.
How to run Android apps in Windows - Using BlueStacks App Player to run Android apps from Windows Sidebar.
Why do I need to backup my data - Basic information about data backup, backup types, backup software.
How to create Windows 7 bootable USB installation disk - Also works with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Quickly change file extension of multiple files - Batch renaming of file extensions.
Best registry utilities for Windows - Top three regedit alternatives.
Fix broken EXE associations - Repairing executable assoaciation changed by malware with FixExec program.
Restore default program associations - Fixing broken file assocations.
How to change the default Windows documents folder - Changing default location of document folder.
Work with SkyDrive and Microsoft Office - Working with Microsoft SkyDrive service on your computer, web or mobile device.
How to associate a file with a program in Windows - An overview about file type association in various versions of Windows operating system.
Associating program to any file extension - Creating custom file extensions and setting to a default program.
Map SkyDrive as network drive - Work with SkyDrive as network drive in Windows without any 3rd party program..
Change file extension of multiple files in Windows - Rename file extension of multiple files with Windows command line, Total Commander or Multi-File Renamer..
Create bootable USB flash drive with multiple Windows installations - Prepare bootable flash drive with various versions of Windows installtion ISO disk images by RMPrepUSB utility..
How to remove hiberfil.sys - Disable hibernation mode in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Using Windows Remote Desktop connection - Basics about Windows Remote Desktop Connection service..
How to change default Windows temp folder - Changing the default temporary folder location.
How to enable or disable application set as the default program - Information about the default program feature in Microsoft Windows.
How to manage default programs in Windows - Changing default programs for various file extensions in Windows.
How to associate a file type in Windows - Changing file extension associations for various programs in Windows.
Opening unknown file types under Windows - What to do, when Windows does not know file type I want to open?.
Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.
Microsoft Windows default file extension associations
The most common file formats used with the specific file extensions
.ani file extension is used for Animated cursor
.application file extension is used for ClickOnce deployment manifest
.bat file extension is used for Batch file (executable)
.bkf file extension is used for Microsoft backup
.blf file extension is used for Microsoft Windows registry data
.cab file extension is used for Windows Cabinet Compressed Archive
.chm file extension is used for Microsoft compiled HTML help module
.cnf file extension is used for Network configuration file
.cnt file extension is used for Help Contents data
.cpl file extension is used for Microsoft Windows Control Panel file
.dll file extension is used for Dynamic Link Library
.drv file extension is used for Microsoft Windows device driver
.dump file extension is used for Dump file
.exe file extension is used for Program executable
.inf file extension is used for Windows installation script
.ini file extension is used for Text configuration data
.inv file extension is used for Microsoft Windows Update file
.lnk file extension is used for Windows Shortcut
.msi file extension is used for Microsoft Windows Installer installation package
.msu file extension is used for Microsoft Update Standalone Package
.mswmm file extension is used for Microsoft Windows Movie Maker project
.mui file extension is used for MultiLanguage Windows resource data
.ocx file extension is used for ActiveX control file
.old file extension is used for Backup file
.pfx file extension is used for Certificate file
.reg file extension is used for Windows registry data
.scr file extension is used for Microsoft Windows screensaver
.shs file extension is used for Microsoft Windows Shell Scrap Object
.swp file extension is used for Swap file
.sys file extension is used for System file
.theme file extension is used for Windows desktop theme
.thm file extension is used for Thumbnail bitmap image file
.tmp file extension is used for Temporary file
.vhd file extension is used for Virtual Hard Disk
.vxd file extension is used for Microsoft Windows virtual device driver
.wbcat file extension is used for Microsoft Windows backup information
Other file extensions or file formats developed for use with Microsoft Windows
Common file extensions used by Microsoft Windows
Other file extensions associated with Microsoft Windows