DEPLOY file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.deploy - ClickOnce Deployment Data

The DEPLOY data files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The DEPLOY file is a ClickOnce Deployment Data. ClickOnce is a Microsoft technology that enables the user to install and run a Windows application by clicking a link in a web page.

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

Can't open a .deploy 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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