Files with pri extension are related to Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems. A pri files store compiled resources.

There are 4 other file types using
the PRI file extension!

empty icon.pri - LocoScript printer definition file

pri icon.pri - Prisms graphics file

empty icon.pri - Qt Project include data

empty icon.pri - COREX orthographic transcription information

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PRI file extension - Microsoft Windows compiled resources data

What is pri file? How to open pri files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension pri is associated with the Microsoft next generation operating system for Intel and ARM platforms called Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10.

A typical .pri file contains resources data compiled to binary format and used to set Windows application localization and user interface settings.

Updated: August 3, 2022

The default software associated to open pri file:

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 was the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports the ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles, and tablets. The next version with many improvements and updates was Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Help how to open:

Used for the purposes of Windows app localization and thus it may not be accessed directly by the user, but rather by a program or the OS itself.

How to convert:

You can decompile the files back to source code file (*.resw) with makepri.exe utility that is a part of Windows and Windows development kits.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pri file - Microsoft Windows compiled resources data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 uses pri 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pri file by default:
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10

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