prefpane file extension is related to the Mac OS X (macOS) operating system. A .prefpane file stores app for System Preferences.

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Software that open prefpane file

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PREFPANE file extension - Mac OS X System Preference Pane app

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 (macOS) operating system for Apple Mac computers.

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

Updated: December 17, 2018

The default software associated to open prefpane 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:

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

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

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

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

Click on the software link for more information about macOS. macOS 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.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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

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