A file extension is an optional alphanumeric identifier which comes after the last found period in a file name. A file extension itself does not define what type of data is in a file, but it does give a hint as to what is *supposed* to be in the file.

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Many Personal Files turned into .micro files

Yesterday, I shut down my computer and went to sleep. I woke up today, went to school, came back and now when I turn it on, it shows this .TXT file. Many of my files have turned into .micro files, and ...
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Default save extension in my Notepad++ is Normal text but Notepad++ is saving without an extension

When I try to save a file, the default extension is All types (* . *). It basically saves it without an extension, for example just new 1 instead of new 1.txt Default language option in Settings -> ...
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Group files by extension in Nemo/Nautilus

In Windows Explorer, if you click the Type column, it groups files by file extension. Unfortunately, I can't find any way to get this behavior in Linux Mint. Clicking on the Type column in Nemo just ...
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How can I detect if the extension of a file has been modified?

For example I have picture1.JPG then another user of my computer change the extension from picture1.JPG to picture1.PNG, I am sure that in most cases it will work. My question is this, is there a way ...
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Bash command for finding file extensions with largest size

I am trying to find file extensions with sorted by size in a directory and sub directory. Something like this: 76K .pek ./Adobe Premiere Pro Preview ...
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OS X El Capitan - Issues with OpenVPN and the .ovpn file extension

I'd like to set up an OpenVPN connection, but it just doesn't want to work. .ovpn files seem to be treated in a very special and odd way by OS X: When downloading .ovpn files, they're automatically ...
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Sublime Text 3 Missing Extensions

I started using sublime text v3 and I'm having problems with some extensions. When I look for php/js/css/html extensions, they aren't listed in the extensions list. I reinstalled the program and ...
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How to open a .htmlENX file

I have found some .htmlENX files on my computer and I know that these are encrypted files using the Egis program. That's all I've been able to determine from the file name. These files are just chat ...
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How to open .exj file extension

I need to open .exj file extension. I googled and found it's associated with Java. But how do I open it to view and edit the contents of the file? One thing I am aware, it has question and answers in ...
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Corrupted document files with a strange extension

Today I turned no my PC and I faced an strange problem. Most of my documents and files such as .jpg, .pptx, .docx, .pdf where renamed with for example "xxxxxx.JPG.dslttdk" and "xxxx.PDF.dslttdk" and ...
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What are TQS, TQI and the TQP file extensions, and how can I open them?

I'm using some old software on windows that looks like it accesses a database to serve up some questions. I'd like be able to access the database, but when I go into the data directory there are 3 ...
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Odd Appearances in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\

I am familiar with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and aware of how it works. What I am unable to understand is how some items arrived here. Was wondering if someone knew of an anterior method or how in the world ...
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Is there any way to restrict user from changing file extensions in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7?

For example, not allow users to rename abc.doc to abc.jpg? Is there any windows group policy for that?
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Opera doesn't let me change default browser for html pages

Basically, title says it all. I have to move from Opera browser to Mozilla Firefox, but I'm unable to switch default application for html and htm pages. When I do this from standard file dialog, the ...
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Remove Suggested Programs for Unknown File Extensions

I regularly introduce all kinds of new, obscure file extensions to my system. For this explanation, I do not have any association with .xyz files. Say I create file.xyz. It has the default dog-eared ...
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How to open a WMP file?

I have some old photos in WMP files. I have tried the suggestions from here: http://fileinfo.com/extension/wmp But none of them worked. Is there any way to open them at Windows 8.1? EDIT: I have ...
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How accurate is content sniffing in order to determine filetype?

I need to identify the mime-type of extensionless files(document fileformats such as PDF, doc, docx etc), and I am wondering how accurate known file-signatures are? What I will do is to create a map ...
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7zip Batch Compression for a specific file extension in different folders

I've already learn how to batch compress my files as-is with 7zip but I have something more complex need on this issue. Maybe I can explain my needs with this scenario; I have a backup folder of my ...
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making it so i'm always prompted for which program to use when opening files with certain extensions

I opened up a *.php file with Notepad in Windows 8.1 and now it's wanting to open every *.php file with Notepad. I can change the program it opens *.php files up with but I don't want it to always ...
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Always show file extension for screenshots

If you take a screenshot with ⌘+⇧+4 the file is saved as a .png to the desktop, but the extension is hidden. You need to open the Info dialog and untick "Hide extension" if you want to show the ...
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Why should one prefer lower case file extensions like .jpg over uppercase ones like .JPG?

Many (most?) programs note file extensions in lower case. ls command in bash even prints foo.jpg highlighted as picture by default but not *.JPG. Lower case characters are better to distinguish from ...
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How can I unassociate a file type from a program without a registry edit?

I accidentally configured .data and .text files to be opened with Notepad by default. I want to unlink those extensions from being opened by Notepad. However, Notepad does not appear in the list of ...
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Does windows change files when file extensions are changed?

I have noticed that changing the file extension from one to another and back to the old one will make the file unusable. Why is it so ? Does changing the extension change the file contents ? Also, ...
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how to convert .to files to a popular audio format

I have received an audio file with extension .To from a friend. I have found a player for this file type, but I want to convert it to a popular audio format in order to play it in my other gadgets. I ...
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Change file extension in Windows 7 without making extensions visible in Explorer options

Occasionally I want to change the extension for a given file in Windows Explorer, e.g. rename audio_only.mp4 to audio_only.m4a. These valid possibilities are somehow unappealing: Show extensions in ...
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saving/:w a python file in gvim is creating two of the same files with different extensions [duplicate]

When I first :w test.py My file saves on my desktop with a picture of a python script and the file type is shown as Python File. Now when I go to save my file without including the name as in :w a ...
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Finding files by only knowing extension?

I'm somewhat disorganized in my file saving habits, so I wind up using the Search function in Windows Explorer more often than one should. I was wondering, is it possible to have Windows find all ...
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Saving .mp4 audio file as an mp3 file [closed]

If you were to save a .jpeg image as an .png image by simply changing the file extension, the image will successfully convert itself. Is there a way similar to this where I can save an .mp4 audio ...
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Convention for file extension convention: uppercase or lowercase

Is there a convention for the case of the file extension in Windows, i.e. all uppercase vs. all lowercase? If there is, what is the reason, if any, for the convention, or is it just for the purposes ...
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Why can't I turn a folder into a file in Windows?

Every time I need to create a text file in Windows I usually right-click inside a folder and select for any option from shortcut to a zip file and rename it's extension to ".txt" (I know that some of ...
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Does changing or removing file extension trick antivirus software?

I have little experience of antivirus software. I wish someone help me with common antivirus behaviors. For example, I have an EXE or PDF file containing virus. Does removing the .exe/.pdf or ...
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Windows 7 does not update the default application path

I am developing an application in W7. My application is the default app for TIF files. That means our users can set the app as the default application to open the .tif extension. The problem is, ...
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Windows wildcards with files having more than 3 characters extensions

On Windows 7, I have a directory containing the following four files: xxx.txt xxx.txt2 xxx2.txt xxx2.txt2 With the file have more than 3 character as a file extension, the behavior of the wildcard ...
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How do I specify that a file extension needs to be run with a switch?

I would like to make certain open with a specific program, but that program requires a specific switch to be provided for it to actually open it. How would I go about setting this up? The specific ...
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What file extensions should be used on GPG generated output?

In Linux file name extensions are irrelevant, but on a Windows system, many GPG users use GUI applications rather than the command line. They may want to be able to double click on an encrypted file, ...
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Is there a disadvantage to not using text file extensions?

I recently learned that file extensions (at least for plain text) in a Unix-like environment generally don't have meaning. Whether a bash script has a .sh,.log,.txt, or .hgfjgfdjgd, it can still run ...
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How to split multiple videos from a single VOB file?

A VOB (Video Object) file is a DVD media extension which can hold multiple videos. How can I split these videos from a single VOB file to multiple MP4 (or other extensions) files on Windows platform? ...
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More complex file extension on windows using two extension approach?

On Windows, I can have an app associated with *.txt file. So all *.txt open in AkelPad (notepad replacement). However, this editor is great but does not support international characters well. ...
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Why is the dot/period character used as file extension separator?

Why dot and not any other character? What's the historical reason behind it?
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I associated Notepad to .Java files accidently, how do I undo this? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8, I associated Notepad to open .Java files, all java files changed icon to the notepad one as a default program. I need to undo this step and make java files not associated to any ...
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How to restore the ability to modify the association for the .txt file extension in Windows 7 Pro?

The Problem: The Properties dialogue box for text files has lost its accustomed Change button From the list of extensions in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations, the .txt file ...
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How can I open a file with Notepad without permanently associating its extension with Notepad?

I’m a developer; I basically work in a Windows 8 environment with several virtual machines running Linux, Windows, etc. I want to prevent Windows associating new file extensions. That is, if I want ...
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Incorrect File association for .exe files in Windows [duplicate]

I accidentally chose 'open with this program this kind of file' for .exe files. Now, all the files with a .exe extension open with a particular program. My computer does not have an earlier restore ...
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How do I open the file with extension .srdt?

Can someone help me out with this. I urgently needed to access a set of files with extension .srdt. I have already tried TrID and it shows the file to be of (zip) type. However I do not know which ...
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How to change '.py' file from 'PY File' to 'Python File' in Windows? [duplicate]

I want to implement drag and drop of files onto a Python3 script. I noticed that my Windows7 64bit does not recognize '.py' as 'Python File' but as 'PY File' (Windows is just capitalizing the file ...
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How to set a default Application for an File Extention in Windows 7?

How to set a default Application for an File Extention (for example *.aaa , *.bbb , *.ccc ,...) in Windows 7
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right click on program > “%1” %* instead of run

I have windows 7 and downloaded a program (.exe possibly containing a virus), but didn't install it. Then I right clicked on the program > open with > notepad (always use this program not selected), ...
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How can I convert prnx file to excel?

I have sales reports with a .prnx extension. I want convert them to Excel format. How can I do this?
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What is .zix type of file and how to open it?

I am having a tough time searching through internet , "How to extract a .zix file ?". I herd of winzix but that's more of a BAD - ware (virus, adware ,...etc) then, after a real hard time I found ...
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Autofix file extensions based on content

Is there an app/script what will peek at file content and try to guess the correct file extension? I have a bunch of files recovered from a backup and it's a mix of images, videos and documents. The ...