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.DEP File Extension

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File TypeWindows Dependency File

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CategoryDeveloper Files


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File used by various Windows programs or Windows application components; contains run-time requirements for a program, such as needed components or the names of target installation files and directories for an installer; often used for declaring dependencies for productivity tools being integrated with Microsoft Office.

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DEP files can be created using the Microsoft Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW), which is part of the Microsoft Office 2000 Developer software package.

Program(s) that open .DEP files
Updated 3/1/2011