The PREFPANE file extension is related to the Mac OS X operating system. The .prefpane file stores app for OS X System Preferences.

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Software that works with prefpane file extension

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PREFPANE file extension - Mac OS X System Preference Pane

What is prefpane file? How to open prefpane files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

prefpane file icon: prefpane filetype icon

The PREFPANE file extension is related to the Mac OS X operating system for Apple Mac computers.

In Mac OS X, some applications will install as a System Preferences pane in System Preferences window. You can’t drag these to the trash like most applications.

The default software associated to prefpane file type:

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 PREFPANE files:

Run system preferences under Mac OS X to view preference pane.

How to convert file with extension PREFPANE:

As far as we know, this .prefpane 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 .prefpane 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 prefpane file, edit prefpane file, convert prefpane file, view prefpane file, play prefpane file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others prefpane file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with prefpane file - Mac OS X System Preference Pane

Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses prefpane 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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