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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How to associate a file extension to be opened with a batch script?

I want to get rid of OSPPSVC (Office Software Protection Platform Service). Then, I have replaced the links to open Office programs with a link to launcher.bat: @echo off title Launching Office... ...
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Intellij 12+: is there a way to set default code style?

I work with a lot of javascript files that are not suffixed by ".js", so Intellij renders no code style at all (no coloration or auto-complete) unless I put <script> tags around the code (which ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Linux - How to change default application for text files with custom extensions?

I do some creative writing and use PyRoom for most of my drafts. I want to save my drafts with a custom extension story(i.e. Persuasion.story) and associate story extension to PyRoom. I want to, ...
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Is there any kind of file that can hold calendar information (appointments or so)?

I am looking for a type of file that can hold calendar information (such as appointments) and when opened by a calendar application (such as outlook or similar apps) either on desktop or mobile it ...
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Virus changed some folders and files' extensions to .exe

A virus changed all folders and some of files on my USB flash drive to .exe files. I scanned the flash drive with USB Disk Security and scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, deleting ...
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reset file associations to default (idx opens w/ winRar)

Does anyone know how to set file associations back to default on windows 8. Currently the file extention "idx" is opening with "winRar" & i want to reset it back to "unknown program".
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What file extensions does ffmpeg support?

I'm trying to extract a subtitle from a Blu-ray disc and it is an hdmv_pgs_subtitle. So I try ffmpeg -i file.m2ts -map 0:3 -scodec copy rip3/test.sub and get Could not write header for output ...
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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations”?

I am trying to associate .scss files with my text editor, but the file extension is not listed under Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set Associations How can I set this ...
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Custom Windows Configuration Batch File

I'd like to configure myself a one-click configuration windows script. However, I really don't know where to search for the lines to edit in the registry. I've found some things (such as UAC ...
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How can I associate multiple context menu types for one file extension in the registry?

I want to add custom context menu options for certain file extensions (like .zip-files) for a program I'm developing. However on many (but not all) PCs my software is going to be installed on 7-Zip is ...
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What in the world is a .el8 file?

I am taking an online Latin class, and they gave me a video to watch. A .el8. What? el8? I have never heard of that in my life. It's supposed to be a video, so I tried renaming it to a .mov (Latin ...
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Remove a file extension case-insentively in Bash

I want to remove the suffix of a file by using basename in a Bash script. The command removes the suffix only in a case-sensitive way though. How can I remove a extension case-insensitively?
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How to make Internet Explorer not open extensions

So, I had been using Notepad++ to open many be files - say, .txt, or .log, for example. And that is how I like it. One day, though, internet explorer suddenly started opening them, which I most ...
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Video - How to open .a Video format?

I downloaded several files from Video-Sharing websites (Like YouTube and others) with IDM which is downloaded Completely. But the Extension of these videos are .a. I Changed extension to .webm, then i ...
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How to Edit an non-extension Picture?

I have an open source application that i can edit any files on it. Now i want to edit some pictures that have no Extension! (Just the picture name can shown). and when i open them with any ...
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Setting default action for new file extension

I wanted to create my own file extension and set two actions possible to do with the file. Here is .reg file I created: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dls\] @="DLSource" ...
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How to set the default program without the program's icon for an extension

This might not be the best place to ask, but how can I set the default program for an extension while using a custom icon handler from a dll? I used this tool to show an apk's icon in explorer. I also ...
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Edit Context Menu of Specific File Extension, and Exclude Entries From the * (All Files) Context Menu

I would like to create an entirely unique context menu for a specific file type. I have added all the items I'd like to add to the context menu, but I don't know how to remove existing ones. I'd ...
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Reading a disk image without extension

I have three files that are supposed to be disks image with a .img extension. However, when I look at their properties, Windows says that it's just a file, without any extension. I tried to manually ...
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file extension not valid . when it is

I can't open a excel file on my home computer. Every other computer I use opens the file apart from this one I use at home . I get a error message - financial.xlsx format is not valid. This is ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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How to run a file as executable with a different extension?

After taking a look at the listed processes in Window's TaskManager, I've noticed that there are some process that has a different extension other than .exe. I then opened the folder location of one ...
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How can I configure my mac to open files that have no extension in Sublime Text 2 (or another editor) [duplicate]

I want open ~/.profile to open my .profile file in Sublime Text 2. I know how to do this with .txt files for example, but I can't figure out how to do that with files that don't have an extension.
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How do I fix .lnk files on windows vista?

How do I fix .lnk files on windows vista? Sticky Notes and Windows Journal don't seem to work any more (apparently it's anything with a .lnk file extension). I already tried system restore, and even ...
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osx - stop xcode from opening ruby files

I have set my favorite text editor as the default application to open ruby files (.rb extension) multiple times by following Open With -> then Other... then I click the checkbox Always Open With. ...
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Default file extension for picture downloads on Chrome?

My google chrome will only save pictures as KanKan (then there's some Chinese: 图秀 or something) How do I get it back to .jpeg as a default? (the drop-down menu only says "all files")
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In the “open with” dialogue: quotation mark after an extension?

If you go to any "normal" file in windows, right-click on it, you get a menu item called "Open With..." The way it's supposed to work is, you're presented with a pop-up that offers you common ...
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What is the type of files I get when downloading the source code of .NET Framework?

I want to download the source code of .NET Framework 4. From the official website, I get the files with the extension .aspx; WinRAR is pretending that those are broken CAB files, and Windows won't ...
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Open .tdt files in Excel by default

I routinely use Excel for TDT and other formats. I've never had a problem getting Windows to open .tdt files in Excel by default; in Windows 7, it's right-click | Open with | Choose default ...
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Unselect the file type when renaming files in XP [duplicate]

In Windows XP the file extension gets selected when renaming a file. If I choose to add that extension to the Known filetypes, it doesn't show the extension but the file type still changes. For ...
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How to open file with default program from command line?

If I click on a file in a GUI file explorer, a default program is used to open it. This is useful for files which I don't know how to open from the command line. Is there a way to open a file with ...
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Figuring out a File's File Extension after it's Changed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out the file type without an extension? I am wondering if there is any way for understanding for example a file is a video file after we change it's file ...
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How do I make a custom file extension open my java program?

what I'm asking is how to make any associated file type open my program with the corresponding data. For example, if you have a .doc file it opens Microsoft word with whatever is saved to that file. I ...
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How to automatically recover lost file extensions?

We're recoverying bunches of data from a crashed partition of which we had no backup, using a data recovery software. Files are getting recovered, but file names are lost. Is there any software or ...
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Firefox saves the file without extension

When I download a file, Firefox removes the file extension. I mean, if I download "something.pdf", it saves the file as "something". I didn't have this problem before yesterday. Any help would be ...
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How do I unassociate a program from a file type?

If I have a file.class and I opened it with Notepad, how do I destroy that association so that Notepad is not associated with .class? I do not want to change the .class association to another program ...
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How to open/convert a .xmdx file?

I have a file that was sent to me with a .xmdx extension. Is there any way to convert it to something readable or open it with a third party application? I have never seen a file like this before so I ...
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how can i create security catalog(.cat file)

A catalog file contains a list of files and a digest of those files. A digest is a number generated by an algorithm to uniquely identify a given file, like a fingerprint. The digest is used for ...
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Details about “Hide Extensions of Known file types” from Windows Explorer

What does "known file types" actually mean? What makes a file type "known"? Can I explicitly add or remove extensions/types from the list of "known" file types?
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How to open .BNDL files

I want to edit a .BNDL file in windows 7 but when I open it with notepad or Microsoft Office 2010, I get a file with weird characters. Is there a way to edit this file in windows? Regards
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Sending *.exe by changing extension failed

I know you can send .exe through email by changing their extension. I've been using this often. But strange thing happen when I tried to send this specific ".exe" file. It failed!! It's this ...
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show file extensions in windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to display the extension of the file on windows 8 I am not able to show file extensions in windows 8.I can not find the folder options,that used to be there in ...
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Is there some way Linux editors can tell the programming language without the file extension?

I am editing some scripts on Linux without the languages file extensions, and it seems that the editors, namely vi, nano and gedit are not applying syntax highlighting because the filenames don't use ...
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Applications are being opened by IE instead of running normally

I rewrote the Question to add everything that i tried so far. Many of my applications are being opened by Internet Explorer. (not all) For example when I run Firefox.exe (from shortcut) I get IE run ...
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How to add extensions to a lot of files using content of each file?

I've got over 10,000 files that don't have extensions from older versions of the Mac OS. They're extremely nested in file structure, and they also have all sorts of strange formatting and characters. ...
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How to open a file without any extension in windows 7? [closed]

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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Midnight Commander on OSX - bindings for file extensions and arrows

I am using Midnight Commander on Mac OS X (version 4.8.4) I have two problems and I would be very glad if you can help me: First: The binding for file extensions are set for Linux distribution. ...
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Notepad++ find in files filter for files with no extension

I'm using Notepad++'s "Find in Files" functionality to find specific text in a large number of text files across a large number of directories and subdirectories. I understand how to specify file ...
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Windows file association for README, INSTALL, LICENSE and the like [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? Many files originating in the UNIX world come without file extension. Popular examples ...