.WIN File Extension

FoxPro Window Settings

Developer N/A
3.3  |  65 Votes

What is a WIN file?

Contains FoxPro window definitions and statuses; used for backing up window settings; can be restored using the RESTORE WINDOW command

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Windows Backup File

Developer Microsoft
3.3  |  31 Votes

Backup of a Windows system file; restores the original file if it is deleted or becomes corrupted; may be referenced by the Windows Restore program during the system restore process.

Programs that open or reference WIN files

Used by the system as a data recovery file if needed

GameMaker Studio Game Asset Package

Developer YoYo Games
3.5  |  11 Votes

A WIN file may also be an asset package created by GameMaker Studio, a cross-platform game engine. It is distributed with a game developed by GameMaker Studio and contains all the assets for the game, which include code, scripts, sounds, sprites, fonts, shaders, and textures.

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The WIN file type is one of several asset package types that a game developer may choose from to accompany the distribution of his game. The package format is designed to protect assets from being modified by users looking to alter gameplay.

Users playing games that utilize the WIN file type can find the WIN file in the same directory as the .EXE game file. Examples of games developed by GameMaker Studio that utilize the WIN file include Rivals of Aether, IMSCARED, Deltarune, and Undertale.

WIN files are not meant to be opened by a user. They are meant to be referenced by the games for which they contain assets. However, users who enjoy modifying gameplay can open WIN files for the Undertale and Deltarune games (and possibly other GameMaker Studio games) with UndertaleModTool.

NOTE: Users should not modify games that they are legally restricted from modifying.

Common WIN Filenames

data.win - Default filename of a WIN file packaged with a game created by GameMaker Studio.

Programs that open or reference WIN files


TWRP Backup

Developer Team Win
3.7  |  7 Votes

A WIN file may also be a backup file created by Team Win TWRP, a third-party backup and recovery program for Android devices. It contains a copy of some or all of the files stored on a user's Android phone (or other device). WIN files can be used only on the device that created them.

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Team Win TWRP is an unofficial custom recovery application for Android. It allows users to back up their Android device's entire file system, as well as subsets of that system. TWRP backups are saved as WIN files.

To create a backup, users select the Backup button that appears in TWRP's main menu. Users can then export the WIN backup TWRP creates to an external hard drive, to keep the backup separate from their Android device.

How to open a WIN file

You can use a WIN file to restore the backed-up files or file system it contains. To do so, transfer your WIN file to the Android device that created it. Then, open Team Win TWRP and select the Restore button. From there, follow TWRP's prompts to restore your backed-up files.

Programs that open WIN files


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