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How it works?
Regservo tools will help you fix / open your file extensions in 3 easy ways: first will check for Invalid file associations in your registry. second is file association fixing tool to reset your file associations to default setting. last thing is to open your file, regservo offers a free database of file extensions and their linked software’s to help you open your file.

How to Open Unknown File Types/Unknown Files

October 10th, 2010 TechBob Posted in Unknown File Extensions Comments Off

If you are like most people then you have no doubt encountered the problem of trying to open a file on your computer only to be told that the file type or file extension is not known. This happens all the time and no matter what your technical skill level may be, if your computer doesn’t support the file type you are trying to open, you will be stuck between a rock and a hard place.

What is an Unknown File Extension?

Basically, an unknown file extension is a file extension that is not recognized by your computer. In most cases, this means that you do not have the sufficient program installed on your computer needed to view the file, but it could also mean that you have a registry that is in need of repair. A quick scan of your computer will let you know if your registry is in need of attention or not.

Opening Unknown File Types/Unknown Files

By default, Windows will allow you to open up all unknown files in WordPad, which allows you to preview the file. However, in order to open the file and view it the way it was intended to be viewed, you have to have the proper software installed on your computer first in order for the document to be opened. This can be done by either accessing third party software or just figuring out the software you need to install in order to read the file and then going out and obtaining it.

Where to Find Information

Going about finding information on the type of software you will need to install in order to view a certain type of file or extension is now easier than ever before. That’s because there are a number of free services online which allow you to conduct searches regarding certain file extensions. All you need to do is to enter in the actual file extension, like .TIFF and then click search. Once you do this you are given all the information you could ever want regarding that file extension including what type of software or other application you may need to install in order to view the file properly.

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How to Know the Extension/Type of File

October 10th, 2010 TechBob Posted in Unknown File Extensions Comments Off

A file extension is usually three or more letters, or other characters, that reside after the dot, or period at the end of a file name. As a basic example, a file name that reads, myvideo.wmv would be a Windows Media Video file which can be determined by looking at the .wmv part of the file name. The problem is that there are now more file extensions than ever before and with the growing number of programs that continue to come out, the already confusing list will only grow more baffling with each passing day.

Seek and Find the Answers

Many file extensions are easy to identify, but there are others that will be foreign to you. Consequently, to know the extension/type of file you are looking at may prove to be somewhat of a challenge. This is where a search engine comes in handy. Simply type the actual file you are looking for into the search engine and see what pops up. Don’t forget to include the dot, or the period, before you type in the file extension.

Call a Pro

Another method to use is your computer tech. If you have a good rapport with your computer tech, you may be able to call on them to help you figure out what type of file extension you are trying to identify. Often, these types of people are attuned to the ever changing world of technology and will be able to help you identify what it is you are looking at, or at the very least, give you someplace to look.

Find a Catch All

There are now several websites on the internet where you can go and conduct a search for any type of file extension imaginable. The good thing about these websites is that they generally rely on their visitors to help them build up their database of information so their archives often grow as fast as the technology industry itself. Best of all, these services are more times than not absolutely free to use which allows you to quickly and easily gain the information you need in order to know the extension/type of a file that you are looking at.

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