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REFS file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .refs file extension. It answers questions such as:

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

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

✅ Resilient File System Image

REFS file is a Resilient File System Image. The Resilient File System (ReFS) is Microsoft's newest file system, designed to maximize data availability, scale efficiently to large data sets across diverse workloads, and provide data integrity by means of resiliency to corruption.
REFS format description not yet available
Category: Disk Image files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
REFS aliases:
REFS related links:
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Other types of files may also use the .refs file extension.

🚫 The .refs file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

defs, efs, rdfs, ref, refx, regs, res, rfs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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SQ-80 Sample
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Kryptel Filesets File

🔴 Can't open a .refs 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 .refs 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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