The File Extensions Database


.EXP File Extension

  • Developer by: Melco
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EXP file?

.EXP is Melco Embroidery File

An EXP file is an embroidery CAM (computer aided manufacturing) file saved in the Melco EXP format. It contains codes that tell the needle of a commercial sewing machine how to create an embroidery. EXP files may also be saved in the Bernina USB EXP format, which is used for embroideries made by personal sewing machines.

Bernina USB EXP files only store the design of the embroidery. They do not contain thread colors and will use the default thread colors of the program used to open the files.

NOTE: EXP files are most commonly used by the 830, 780, and 580 Bernina machines but may also be used by the 630 and 340 Bernina machines.

Programs that open Melco Embroidery File
Windows
Wilcom Hatch Embroidery Digitizer
File Type 2 Symbols Export File
Category: Developer Files Format: Text

Developer file used by various software development IDEs and compilers; stores symbol table data, which is information about a program's data and functions; used for linking program information to another program, such as a debugger.

Programs that open Symbols Export File
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools
Mac
Apple Xcode
File Type 3 Export File
Category: Data Files

Data file exported by a variety of different program; typically saved in a more standard format than the program's proprietary file type so the file can be opened and read by other programs; often exported by selecting "File→Export" within the program.

Some programs that export EXP files include Intuit QuickBooks and IBM iSeries software.

Programs that open Export File
Windows
Intuit QuickBooks Pro
Mac
Intuit QuickBooks for Mac
File Type 4 CATIA 4 Export File
Developer by: Dassault Systemes Category: 3D Image Files Format: Binary

File created by CATIA version 4, a program used model manufactured components for the industrial design process; contains an exported design, including 3D models, material specifications, and properties; used to export all design data together.

Programs that open CATIA 4 Export File
Windows
Dassault Systemes CATIA
Adobe Acrobat DC
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans
Mac
Adobe Acrobat DC
File Type 5 DX Series Exported Video File
Developer by: Pelco Category: Video Files

An EXP file contains surveillance video created by DX Series digital video recorders (DVR), such as DX4100 or 4800. It stores video with MPEG-4 compression and metadata, such as the time and date of recording, camera number, video format, and recording mode.

DX Series DVRs come with inputs for security cameras. These cameras capture the surveillance video, which is then stored in EXP files by the DVRs. The EXP files can then be played using DX Series Export Viewer.

Programs that open DX Series Exported Video File
Windows
Pelco DX Series Export Viewer
File Type 6 Bernina Embroidery File
Developer by: Bernina Category: Misc Files Format: Binary

An EXP file is an embroidery CAM (computer aided manufacturing) file saved in the Bernina USB EXP format. It contains codes, such as stop, jump, and trim, that tell the needle of a personal sewing machine how to create an embroidery. EXP files may also be saved in the Melco EXP format, which is used for commercial embroideries.

Bernina USB EXP files only store the design of the embroidery. The color information for the design is contained in the INF file, which is typically found with the EXP design file and the .BMP image file in the Bernina Personal Design USB flash drive.

EXP files are most commonly used by the 830, 780, and 580 Bernina machines but may also be used by the 630 and 340 Bernina machines.

NOTE: EXP files are similar to Tajima Embroidery .DST files.

Programs that open Bernina Embroidery File
Windows
Wilcom Hatch Embroidery Digitizer
File Type 7 Aurora Expert Trace File
Developer by: Trend Communications Category: Data Files

Data communications trace file generated by Aurora Expert; contains tracing information that records the path of data across multiple devices and locations; used for diagnosing and analyzing communications traffic; works with PPP, IP, ISDN, V5, and Frame Relay systems.

File Type 8 SonicWALL Preference File
Developer by: SonicWALL Category: Settings Files

Stores configuration information and custom settings for a SonicWALL firewall; may be exported and loaded by another system to transfer firewall settings; named "sonicwall.exp" by default, but can be renamed.

May be created by selecting System→Settings, then clicking "Create Backup Settings" within the SonicWALL management interface.

How to solve problems with EXP files

  • Associate the EXP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EXP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EXP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EXP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EXP is Melco Embroidery File. Because only the current version supports the latest EXP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Melco manufacturer website after an available .EXP is Melco Embroidery File update.
  • To make sure that your EXP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.