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File Extension DESKTOP

The file extension DESKTOP is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include DesktopX, KDevelop and an Apple II file. DESKTOP files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the DESKTOP file extension is related to DesktopX, the file is a miscellaneous file type which is stored in a compressed file format and used with the Windows operating system. DesktopX files contain themes, icons, widgets, and objects which are used to redesign the Windows operating system environment. The file extension DESKTOP is created using the DesktopX or Object Desktop software applications which are produced by Stardock Corporation. The application provides a set of tools which are used to customize the Windows desktop.

DESKTOP files which are associated with KDevelop are a text file type which is designed for use with UNIX-based operating systems. This type of DESKTOP file contains a desktop template which stores program codes used by an Integrated Development Environment for KDE. The environment supports multiple programming languages and is used to create components and themes for UNIX-based devices.

KDevelop is an open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and other UNIX-based operating systems. The application is offered by the KDE community, which is an international organization of programmers that create free and open source applications.

DESKTOP files can also be defined as an unknown Apple II file which is associated with the Apple II gs computer that has a Golden Orchard Apple II CD-Rom installed. This type of DESKTOP file is a data file which has become corrupt as the result of software or operating system crashes while the file is still open in memory. Apple II is an older operating system with a CD-Rom system which was popular during the 1990s.

How to Open DESKTOP Files

If a DESKTOP file is associated with the Windows operating system, it can be opened using DesktopX, which is a software application designed to customize the Windows Desktop using widgets and objects. You can also opt to use Objects Desktop, which is a software application that offers tools for the customization of Windows Desktop. The tools offered with Object Desktops create customized elements which are slightly different than the Desktop X application. Both programs are available as a free trial on the Stardock Corporation website.

DESKTOP files which are part of KDevelop can be opened using the KDevelop Integrated Development Environment by the KDevelop Team. KDevelop is available as a free download on the website and is designed for use with UNIX-based devices such as Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and others.

KDevelop DESKTOP files can also be opened using a text editing application since they contain programming code in plain text format. If you are using Mac OS X (UNIX-based), DESKTOP files can be opened with Apple TextEdit, AbiSource AbiWord, MacroMates TextMate, BareBones Software BBEdit, or MacVim. For the Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD operating systems, you can use BSD Vi, AbiSource AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, Leafpad, Nano Editor, or Vim to open and view the contents of the DESKTOP file.

DESKTOP files which are associated with the Apple II gs computer with Golden Orchard Apple II CD-Rom installed can be opened by reinstalling the application the file is associated with to repair the corrupt or damaged file.