.WINMD File Extension
File TypeWindows Metadata File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
What is a WINMD file?
File created using the Microsoft Interface Definition Language (MIDL); contains metadata that represents the API for customized Windows Runtime components; written in the DLL file format but does not have to contain code like traditional .DLL files; its format is used by the .NET framework.
To create the WINMD file, use the MIDLRT compiler.
WINMD files are located in C:\Windows\System32\WinMetadata\.