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286 files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Microsoft Windows 3.x used this suffix for virtual device driver files in standard mode

A 286 file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows 3.x operating environment. A 286 file stores virtual device driver.

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The 286 file extension is used by Microsoft Windows 3.x a 16-bit operating environment for MS-DOS operating system, released in 1992.

The .286 file contains virtual device driver for Microsoft Windows standard mode.

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Microsoft Windows 3.x

Popular operating system used in early 90s

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