Understanding a File Extension
No matter how you came to Open-My-Files.com, you no doubt came in search of a file extension or information on a certain file extension. A file extension is simply the last few letters at the end of a file name that will come after the dot, or period. For a very basic example, a file that reads, ‘myFile.doc,’ would be a document file. This can be identified by looking after the dot, or period, at the ‘doc’ part of the file name.
For more information on the various types of file extensions and to see a list of the many types of file extensions, please visit our file extension FAQ (link) section. If you are seeking information on CODEC because you have an audio or video file that will not play properly, please visit our FAQ (link) section dedicated to CODEC.
How to Use Open-My-Files.com
Open-My-Files.com offers a huge database of information on a wide variety of file extensions. In order to use our services, you simply need to know the file extension that you want information on and type that into the search box on this page. You will want to search by file extension rather than by terms and be sure that you are only searching for one file extension at a time.
If Open-My-Files.com has information on that specific file extension, you will be taken to a results page where you can view the information at your leisure. If no information is available, you will be given a link that will take you to a different page that will offer you suggestions on how you can conduct further research on your specific file extension.
What to do if Windows Can’t Open Files on Your System
One of the most common problems that we help visitors solve is Windows not being able to open certain types of file extensions. This is often an easy fix and simply downloading the file extension from Open-My-Files.com’s database and installing it will do the trick. If however, this does not work, it may be due to registry damage on your system. Because of this, we strongly suggest that you run a free scan (link) on your system to see if there are any registry problems that need to be addressed.