File Extension Library

.APPLE File Extension

  • Developer by: Smith Micro Software, Inc.
  • Category: Archive and compressed Files

What is an .APPLE file?

.APPLE file extension is created by Smith Micro Software, Inc.. .APPLE has been classified as Archive and compressed Files.

.APPLE is Apple AppleSingle data

The apple file extension is associated with the Apple Mac Unix-based operating systems. AppleSingle format was introduced in the first Apple Unix operating system called A/UX (obsolete system). 

AppleSingle combines data forks (data files) and Finder meta file information into one single file with apple file extension.

AppleSingle format was popular to transport data between Apple systems through FTP, Web, e-mail etc. AppleSingle is similar file format to popular MacBinary.

MIME types:

.APPLE file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .APPLE file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.

How to open:

Use Stuffit Expander should restore data from *.apple files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

How to Open .APPLE file on different platforms

Open .APPLE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .APPLE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .APPLE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .APPLE files" Press "Ok"

Open .APPLE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .APPLE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .APPLE File on Linux

Right click on the .APPLE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .APPLE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .APPLE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .APPLE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .APPLE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .APPLE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .APPLE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .APPLE file format
  2. You need to check the .APPLE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)