METADATA file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.metadata - Acronis True Image Metadata

The METADATA data files are related to Acronis True Image. The METADATA file is an Acronis True Image Metadata. True Image is a backup and disk imaging software for Microsoft operating systems, produced by Acronis.

Acronis True Image
Data files
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Acronis True Image Metadata related extensions:
TeKton3D Project Backup
Case CATalyst Phonetic Data
ICQ 6 XSD Data
WriteOnline Launch Data
eSignal Page Data
HotBasic Data

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

Can't open a .metadata 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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