Files with win file extension are in most cases system backups from older versions of Windows OS, typically 95/98.

There are 5 other file types using
the WIN file extension!

win icon.win - Opera browser opened windows autosave file

win icon.win - Truevision Targa bitmap image file

empty icon.win - ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language file

empty icon.win - Pro/ENGINEER data

empty icon.win - Wonderware InTouch window data

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WIN file - Microsoft Windows 95/98 backup

What is win file? How to open win files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

win file icon: win filetype icon

The win file extension is most likely best known for its use for backup files created using early Windows backup utility. These win files contain backup of old Windows 95/98.

Some restore utilities might still support this format.

This win file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: March 16, 2018

The default software associated to win file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

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Why do I need to backup my data

Help how to open:

Can be restored in the proper version of Windows via system utilities.

How to convert:

A conversion of any kind for this type of *.win files is unlikely.

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

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting win files.

  • Create win file
  • Recover win file
  • Backup win file
  • Others win file

Programs that can create win file - Microsoft Windows 95/98 backup

Programs supporting the exension win on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for create win file action.

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