386 file format description
Many people share .386 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .386 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .386 files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.386 - Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver
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.
- .386 file format description:
- 386 format
- Microsoft Windows 3.1
- Application files
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- Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver related links:
- Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .386 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .386 files. Be especially cautious with .386 files coming from an unknown source!
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 can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
36, r86, 38, 86
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