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.APPREF-MS File Extension

File TypeMicrosoft Application Reference File

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What is an APPREF-MS file?

Application reference file used by ClickOnce, a Microsoft platform used to deploy and run remote Web applications; contains a local or remote link to an application; commonly used to enable links from the Windows Start Menu.

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APPREF-MS file and their corresponding .APPLICATION files are enabled by the Microsoft .NET framework. When an APPREF-MS file is activated from a Web hyperlink, ClickOnce can check for updates, make installations, and run a program.

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Programs that open APPREF-MS files

Updated 1/27/2010

About APPREF-MS Files

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