File Extension Library

.REFRESH File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .REFRESH files and how to open them?

Can't open .REFRESH file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .REFRESH file.

What is a .REFRESH file extension?

.REFRESH file extension is created by Microsoft. .REFRESH has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .REFRESH file is Text.

.REFRESH is Visual Studio Refresh File

File created by Visual Studio, a software development application; saved in a plain text format and contains a reference to a project dependency, such as a .DLL file or other library, that is required by the project; allows the dependency to be "refreshed" automaticaly by Visual Studio without the user having to manually update it.

REFRESH files are useful for project builds, since the latest dependencies can be automatically retrieved and incorporated into each newly built version of the software.

NOTE: Visual Studio commonly creates REFRESH files when external dependencies, such as third-party DLLs, are added to ASP.NET projects.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Studio Refresh File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to fix problems with .REFRESH files

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