.386 File Extension

File Type:
Windows Virtual Device Driver

Having trouble opening .386 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what 386 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open 386 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a 386 file?

386 file extension has Windows Virtual Device Driver file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Typically used by Windows 3.x systems, the device driver file provides communication between hardware devices and the computer. The file as well establishes support of internal components.

Device drivers commonly come with the “.VXD” file extension, beginning with Windows 95.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

386 file icon
File Type:
Windows Virtual Device Driver
System Files

How to open 386 file?

Double click the 386 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .386 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the 386 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the 386 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open 386 files

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Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the 386 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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