DEVICE File Type

- The quick facts

What are DEVICE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DEVICE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DEVICE file?

A .DEVICE file is an Ardour Mackie Protocol Device file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DEVICE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DEVICE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DEVICE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different DEVICE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 11, 2013

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DEVICE files. Remember, different programs may use DEVICE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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