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I recently downloaded a file but it just looks plain, i mean no icon like winzip or anything and in the 'Type' column it just shows 'file'. i have no clue how to open such kind of file.

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Does it have a name at least? And where did you get it? –  Nicole Hamilton Sep 10 '12 at 3:14
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What did you think you were downloading? –  Darth Android Sep 10 '12 at 3:36
    
@DarthAndroid a winzip file –  Mohit Sep 10 '12 at 4:00
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add a .zip file extension to the file and then try extracting. –  DarkCthulhu Sep 10 '12 at 4:36
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@DarkXphenomenon Problem solved, .zip didn't work. I downloaded 7-zip and was able to open the file. –  Mohit Sep 10 '12 at 5:45

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Try opening the file in WordPad. Usually these extension-less files are text files from OS X or Linux; If it's just gibberish, then it's probably an executable program for one of these operating systems (more likely linux, in that case).

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You might well have downloaded a Linux executable. You cannot run these files on Microsoft Windows.

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Was able to open the file with 7-zip, winzip didn't work.

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