How to open a file with .COM extension?

File Type : Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .COM file

Searching for the right program to open .COM files?

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What is .COM file extension?

Executable program capable of being run by MS-DOS and Windows; saved in a binary format and is similar to an .EXE file, but differs in that it has a maximum size of roughly 64KB and it has no header or metadata; commonly used for executing a set of instructions whereas EXE files are used for fully developed programs. Both DOS and Windows have used the ".com" extension for many years, and the ".com" extension shouldn't be confused with the ".com" Internet domain name. NOTE: If a folder includes both EXE and COM files with the same filename (e.g., run.exe and run.com), the DOS or Windows command prompt will run the COM file if you type the filename without the extension. Common COM Filenames: COMMAND.COM - The Windows shell program used by DOS and Windows 95, 98, and Me. It was replaced by cmd.exe in later versions of Windows.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open COMfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed