The PREF file extension is related to Apple Mac OS X operating system and used by settings files for OS X applications.

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

pref icon.pref - Adobe Device Central preferences document file

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PREF file extension - Macintosh preferences file

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 operating system for Apple Mac computers and other applications developed for it. The .pref file contains settings of the OS X application.

Help how to open PREF files:

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 file with extension PREF:

As far as we know, this .pref 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 .pref file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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's database).

  • Settings pref file

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

Click on the link to get more information about Mac OS X for settings pref file action.

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