DEV File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open DEV Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening DEV files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The DEV File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the DEV File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the DEV file and select Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in the software you selected.

Common DEV-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX Installed

You can simply download Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX software. DEV uses Unknown Apple II File by default, but it is also compatible with Dev-C++ Project File, and Device Independent TeX. If you have Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX installed, try make make one of these software packages your default file association for the DEV file type extension.

Problem: You Have Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX Installed, But It's Still Not Working

If you have Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom
Dev-C++ Project File Bloodshed Software
Device Independent TeX Unknown
London Architect Custom Device File BSS Audio
Device Driver Microsoft Programmer
e-Sword Devotions Rick Meyers
LaTeX File Microsoft Developer

Problem: You Can't Install Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX

If for some reason you can't or don't want to install Unknown Apple II File, Dev-C++ Project File, or Device Independent TeX, you could also search online for free software that uses DEV files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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