REF File Type

- The quick facts

What are REF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a REF 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 REF file?

REF files have multiple uses, and Atari ST Guide Ref Links is one of them.

Atari ST Guide Ref Links

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 REF files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different REF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

More file formats using the REF extension

Through our research of REF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • IDRISI Raster Image Reference
  • Lavasoft Ad-Aware Reference File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Compucon SA Punch SystemCompucon SA Punch SystemUser submitted
Loan*Calculator! PlusLoan*Calculator! PlusUser submitted
Futura ApplicationFutura ApplicationUser submitted
Stitch&SewStitch&SewUser submitted
Professional Sew-WareProfessional Sew-WareUser submitted
SolveIT!, The Financial CalculatorSolveIT!, The Financial CalculatorUser submitted
REF542plus Configuration SoftwareREF542plus Configuration SoftwareUser submitted
SpecsIntact EditorSpecsIntact EditorUser submitted
AmortizeITAmortizeITUser submitted
FUTURA SoftwareFUTURA SoftwareUser submitted

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