Open APPX file

The most common choise: Microsoft AppX application package

How to open Microsoft AppX application package .appx files

appx file icon 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.

Suggested software to open appx file

Microsoft Visual Studio

IDE for creating programs, or websites and web applications

Microsoft Windows 10

Operating system for deskop, laptop and tablet computers

Microsoft Windows 8

First operating system from Windows family designed with touchscreens in mind

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile

Mobile operating system for smart phones

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

An operating system for smart mobile phones based on Windows NT kernel

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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