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

xms file icon.xms - AutoCAD external message file

xms file icon.xms - ViewCafé XML markup session file

xms file icon.xms - XMS-Tracker file

xms file icon.xms - Amiga XMash disk archive

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XMS file extension - Microsoft eXtended Memory Specification file

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 xms file type:

MS-DOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logo MS-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 XMS files:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the system files, there is usually no way to directly open or access system files as their functionality is only as part of the operating system.

Any attempts to edit system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

How to convert file with extension XMS:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the system files, there is usually no way to convert system files into any other file format.

Any attempts to rename system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .xms file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Settings xms file

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

Click on the link to get more information about MS-DOS for settings xms file action.

Microsoft MS-DOS:

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