Files with ref extension can be quite often found as various reference files from numerous different applications.

There are 2 other file types using
the REF file extension!

empty icon.ref - Ad-Aware signature data

empty icon.ref - Pro/ENGINEER temporary data

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Software that open ref file

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REF file extension - Reference

What is ref file? How to open ref files?

File extension ref is used by many various applications for its reference files.

For example .ref files are used in some games, like Train Simulator. But these files can be found in many programs for various purposes.

Updated: June 5, 2020

The default software associated to open ref file:

Train Simulator picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoTrain Simulator  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Train Simulator is train simulation computer game for Microsoft Windows. Train Simulator is including detailed 3-D cabs, locomotives, and rolling stock with real-world physics, functioning signals and switches, passenger/freight loading and unloading, dynamic weather etc.

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 .ref 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 ref file, edit ref file, convert ref file, view ref file, play ref file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Settings file type for software that use ref file - Reference

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ref file by default:
Train Simulator
Other suggested software:
IDRISI Andes

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