A pref file extension is related to Apple Mac OS X (macOS) operating system and used by settings files for applications.

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

pref icon.pref - Adobe Device Central preferences document

Detailed description

Software that open pref file

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PREF file extension - Macintosh preferences data

What is pref file? How to open pref files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

pref file icon: pref filetype icon

The pref file extension is associated with the Apple Mac OS X (macOS) operating system for Apple Mac computers and other applications developed for it.

The pref file contains settings of the application.

The default software associated to open pref file:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

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

Settings file type for software that use pref file - Macintosh preferences data

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with pref file by default:
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Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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