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APS file format description

Many people share .aps files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .aps file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .aps files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.aps - VS Binary Resource Script Data

APS file is a Visual Studio Binary Resource Script Data. It is a binary version of the current resource script file (.rc), used for quick loading. The resource editors do not directly read .rc or resource.h files. The resource compiler compiles them into .aps files, which are consumed by the resource editors.

.aps file format description:
APS format
Visual Studio
Development files
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VS Binary Resource Script Data related links:
VS Binary Resource Script Data related extensions:
DSM Application Diagram
Visual Basic Animated Button Configuration
Microsoft Compound File Binary
Visual Studio ClassWizard Data
Enterprise Template Project
WinHelp Context ID

Naturally, other applications may also use the .aps file extension. Even harmful programs can create .aps files. Be especially cautious with .aps files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .aps 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.

The .aps file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

als, xps, qps, pas, as, apx, ape, ap5, aos, zps, wps, ps, asp, apz, apw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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