An xms file extension is related to the Microsoft eXtended Memory Specification settings used by MS-DOS operating system.

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

empty icon.xms - AutoCAD external message

empty icon.xms - ViewCafé XML markup session

xms icon.xms - XMS-Tracker file

empty icon.xms - Amiga XMash disk archive

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XMS file extension - Microsoft eXtended Memory specification data

What is xms file? How to open xms files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

xms file icon: xms filetype icon

The xms file extension is related to Microsoft's Extended Memory.

Extended Memory Specification or XMS is the specification describing the use of IBM PC extended memory in real mode for storing data (but not for running executable code in it).

Memory is made available by extended memory manager (XMM) software such as HIMEM.SYS.

The XMM functions are accessible through interrupt 2Fh. XMS should not be confused with the somewhat similar EMS (expanded memory specification).

This xms 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.

The default software associated to open xms file:

MS-DOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMS-DOS  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the dominant operating system for computers during the 1980s

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

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

Settings file type for software that use xms file - Microsoft eXtended Memory specification data

Programs supporting the exension xms on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about MS-DOS for settings xms file action.

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