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386 file extension

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  • What is the .386 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .386 file?
  • How can the .386 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .386 files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver

Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver .386 file icon
386 file is a Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver. VxDs (Virtual xxx Driver) usually have the filename extension .386 under Windows 3.x and .vxd under Windows 95.
Category: Application files
Application: Microsoft Windows 3.1
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
386 aliases:
386 related links:
386 related extensions:
Windows Virtual Device Driver

Compressed VXD File

Other types of files may also use the .386 file extension.

🚫 The .386 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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🔴 Can't open a .386 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .386 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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