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Informations about the 256 filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .256 filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .256 file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.256 - Descent Palette Data

The 256 file is a Game Data file, which is connected to the Descent Palette Data according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Descent Palette Data (.256) files can be opened or converted with the help of Descent.

Format description:
256 format
Game Data
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Descent Mission Builder Block
Descent Mission File
Descent Mission Data
Descent Data
Descent Model Data
Descent Archive

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .256 file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .256 extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .256 files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .256 file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .256 file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .256 file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .256 file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .256 file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .256 extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

HEVC/H.265 HM-10 Video

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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