File Extension APM

.APM File

File extension: APM
File type: Aldus Placeable Metafiles


Notes about the APM file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The APM file type is primarily associated with 'Aldus Placeable Metafiles' by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Placeable Metafiles were created by Aldus Corporation as a non-standard way of specifying how a metafile is mapped and scaled on an output device. Placeable metafiles are not directly supported by the Windows API. To playback a placeable metafile using the Windows API, you will first need to strip the placeable metafile header from the file. This is typically performed by copying the metafile to a temporary file starting at file offset 0x16. Adobe now holds the patent on this technology.

Detailed information for file extension APM:


Primary association: Aldus Placeable Metafiles
Company: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Identifying characters Hex: D7 CD C6 9A 00 00
Related links: WMF Format Description

Other applications associated with file type APM:

  • Alphacam (Punch Parameter Macro) by PlanitAlphacam is a leading CAD/CAM software solution for the Woodworking industry. The core product of the company is Alphacam and is used in the manufacture of many types of components, from simple routed parts to complex, 5-axis furniture components. This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • ArcPad (Ver. 6)
  • AutoPlay Menu Studio (Configuration) by Indigo Rose SoftwareAutoPlay Menu Studio allows you to create your own custom autorun menus, interactive presentations, multimedia applications, and custom software. File is AUTORUN.APM.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .APM

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: ICPlus, AppName: ImageEditor Plus
EXEFile: ICPlus.exe

ProgramID: APIMonitor.Document
EXEFile: Y:\APIMON~1\APIMON~1.EXE %1

ProgramID: konvertor
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Konvertor\Konvertor.exe %1

ProgramID: APIMonitor.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rohitab Batra\API Monitor\APIMonitor.exe %1

ProgramID: APIMonitor.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ROHITA~1\APIMON~1\APIMON~1.EXE %1

ProgramID: apmbldfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AutoPlay Menu Builder\APMBuilder.exe

ProgramID: MyPasswordManager.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MYPASS~1\mypass.exe

ProgramID: APIMonitor.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\APIMON~1\APIMON~1.EXE

ProgramID: PowerAMC.APM.12
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sybase\PowerAMC 12\amcshll12.exe

ProgramID: MyPasswordManager.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MYPASS~1\mypass.exe

ProgramID: MyViewPad.apm
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\My ViewPad\MyViewPad.exe


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