How to open Microsoft AppX application package .appx files
Have you had trouble opening the appx file on your computer? What are appx files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is appx file?
Files with appx file extension are application installation packages for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and newer operating systems. They are used to install new software.
Microsoft AppX application package description
The appx file extension is associated with the new AppX application distribution file format introduced in Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems. The appx file extension represents the AppX application package.
The AppX distribution format is similar to the Windows Phone 7 application distribution format. The APPX file format efficiently distributes applications between various devices, including traditional PCs, tablets, and phones.
Windows Phone 8.1 operating system can also use XAP format for its applications.
The appx files can be installed on the phone via the Market app.
Copy the xap file to an SD card (Windows Phone 8 and higher), open Market, and use the SD card option.
The APPX file format is also compatible with Microsoft Windows 10.
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