.PREFPANE File Extension

A .PREFPANE file is a Mac OS X System Preference Pane, created by Apple.

Open with Apple macOS (Included with OS). Available for Mac.

What is a .PREFPANE file?

The file extension .PREFPANE refers to a Mac OS X System Preference Pane file. This type of file is used on Apple computers running the macOS operating system. It is specifically designed to add new options or settings to the System Preferences window of the Mac OS X. This allows users to customize and control various aspects of their computer's operating system.

The .PREFPANE files that are created by Apple are typically stored in the System→Library→PreferencePanes directory. On the other hand, preference pane files that are developed by third-party companies or developers are stored in a different location, which is the Library→PreferencePanes directory on your Mac.

To open a .PREFPANE file, you simply need to double-click on the file. Since these files are integrated with the macOS, they do not require any additional software to be installed. The macOS itself includes all the necessary features to handle these files. When you double-click a .PREFPANE file, it will automatically launch the System Preferences window and either add a new preference pane or update an existing one, depending on the file's purpose.


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