A file format is a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

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Opening a SITX file on Windows 10

This question bears some similarity to .sitx File --- 7zip can't open it, what can? - however, that was answered six years ago and I don't know if the response is still accurate in 2016. SITX is ...
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Recycle Bin storage location [duplicate]

I am interested to know, in which location and format are files stored when we put them in Recycle Bin? And when we delete them, where they go?
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Corrupt OpenShot project file - edit manually?

I have a large-ish OpenShot project that, through a recent addition, won't load anymore. On loading the project, I get to see the OpenShot screen with a large "INVALID" in the preview window, then ...
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What file format starts with 0xFEEDBABE?

On my router, /mnt/jffs2/rg_conf1 and rg_conf2 begin with the following bytes: FE ED BA BE 00 00 ## ## 00 ## ## ## 00 ## ## ## 00 00 00 00 72 67 5F 63 6F 6E 66 where ## is a non-ascii non-zero byte, ...
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Is there an image format for 2D images plus depth?

Are there any image file formats that encode a 2D image plus a depth layer? I know mpo and jps encode stero images (two 2D images for viewing in the left and right to create a stereoscopic effect), ...
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What is main extension of this .dat file

I have some .dat files, for which an application on windows reads and shows some text (it's a library). I want use that text. In the application folder are some .dat files. some of them are .bm files ...
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Photoshop can not open screenshots from Skype [duplicate]

I am using Photoshop CC 2015 on my PC and also Skype. Whenever someone shares a screenshot with me via Skype I have to go ahead and save is in my personal files, and then open it manually from there ...
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Generate pdf from markdown with appropriate formatting

How to export README.md file from bitbucket.org to .pdf file with the same formatting as they use on the bitbucket.org website? I tried a few convertors of .md to .pdf but output was horrible ...
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How to convert an After Effects CC project to cs6?

I have a project I created on After Effects CC (latest version) and I wanted to open it on another computer but it is an Adobe After Effects Cs6 software. I tried to "Save as..."-(older version) ...
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Force LibreOffice to open a PDF in Draw?

I'm trying to edit this PDF with LibreOffice Draw. However, when I open it - I get LibreOffice Writer, with text consisting of the initial octets of the PDF file, i.e. %PDF-1.6 %���� 2 0 obj ...
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Common video format for TV (old decoder) playback

I have a PHILIPS TV/Monitor. I want to watch movies from USB flash drive directly on the TV. The problem is - PHILIPS do not have any updates for the TV software. I requested an update, but request ...
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PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they support & play?

PDF Reader Apps on Windows & embedded Video formats they play? Which PDF programs besides Adobe Acrobat can/ do play embedded video files? I have some PDFs with inbuild video and it does not ...
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Opening a *.tbl file from TiVme app

I recently purchased a kworld US435-U V3 USB TV tuner. A channel scan in their horrid TiVme software turned up most everything in my area, even the really hard-to-get ones from 100 km away. ...
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What database uses “H??X!$L<” (“ndcy”? ) as a Magic Header String?

I'm trying to determine what database Cydia uses for metadata on jailbroken iOS devices. There is no file program available to offer a possible answer. Here's the head of the cat: iPad:~/root# cat ...
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How do I open .SPF file format for Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)?

Does anyone know how I can open an .SPF format file? I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). I believe it is an image as the person who sent it, sent a scanned document. I tried Photoshop with no ...
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set fileformat=unix permanantly

When I built WSO2 product pack from terminal using maven clean install and going to run from terminal by issuing below command at product home directory ./bin/wso2server.sh I got below error ...
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How to use / convert / see .AFM / .INF / .MCY / .PFY / .SCR / .TTY font files?

I just purchased a very old font book with three CDs inside of it. The names of the files are quite obscure to me (and I've been designing fonts since 2003), .AFM / .INF / .MCY / .PFY / .SCR / .TTY. ...
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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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How to read Daisy format book on mac?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it on mac?
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Creating bitmap fonts with just text editor?

I'd like to design a few icons for my window manager. For this purpose, I'd like to use bitmap fonts such as siji (which is too small for my needs, unfortunately): But instead of using large ...
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Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? [closed]

I'm scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. From this answer I know I should use 600dpi. But the scanning office is also asking me if I want JPEG of TIFF. I know JPEG is lossy, so I ...
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Making An Image Background Transparent

I followed these two direction Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp and Gimp Tutorial – How to make an image background transparent You can find the image here on Bing Images. The ...
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Windows converted all files to .lwsdnrl format?

I have some problems with Windows XP. After scanning the whole file system with anti-virus program, each and every file got an extension ".lwsdnrl" ? Even if I try to open the file with the ...
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Player for playing .mp4sub files

I have just downloaded a bunch of .mp4 files, which are accompanied by .mp4sub files. There are exactly three .mp4sub (named b, c and d) files for each .mp4 (named a). Example pattern: a_Astra.mp4, ...
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How can I read .djvu files on Kindle?

I received some weird science books in .djvu format. Would like to put them on a Kindle. Found some obscure software which I can use for that i.e. http://willus.com/k2pdfopt/, but I have no way to ...
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How to determine a .tib extension from acronis image file type

I have windows 7 64 bit professional OS in my laptop.Recently I have created a backup of my hard drive with acronis(http://www.acronis.com/en-us/) image creator. Now I would like to find the resultant ...
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Best format for compression of large amount of small files

I tried to use .rar and I get a great rate of compression. However it take a lot of time to show the folder structure when I open the .rar file (tried different programs), it looks it is needed to ...
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Prefered format(s) for data efficency in full rendered quality. (assumed raster) [closed]

I recently tried compressing a set of desktop wallpapers and found the compression ration not satiable for the access time. I have assumed there are some file format specific compression/optimization ...
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Most-playback-performance video-file-format?

I have lots of MP4 MKV MOV files of various lengths, resolutions, audio formats, audio and image quality.What should I convert them to to have most playback performance without quality loss? My ...
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Why does Microsoft Word open Word 6.0 Binary Documents and Templates in Protected View by default? Is there a reason I shouldn't turn that off?

I have a .doc file which, because of the format it's saved in, Word 2013 opens in Protected view. I can't edit, save, or print it: I would like to do at least one of those things with this file. I ...
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PNG file has different colours in different programs

I downloaded an icon from Icons8. With their tool I recolored it to dark blue (#2c3e50). After unpacking and uploading the 48px icon I got the following result: As you can see the color is not ...
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Playback for a PSF file

Note: This question was previously on serverfault.com and found out that was the wrong place for it so I moved it and the answer to here. I downloaded some footage from my apartment buildings ...
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External hard drive won't format due to “read-only” files

I have an external hard drive that has all of my media and files on it. It normally boots right up, but for some reason it's been having trouble. I normally use it on 2 computers, one with windows ...
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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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Identify Mac circa 1993 Word Processing Application

We have some circa 1993 documents we need to access at work, but cannot determine the application used to create them. They were produced on Apple Mac, and the 3 1/2" floppy discs we have contain 3 ...
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.ddd file - Verity Documentum?

I work in computer forensics - one of the data sets that I have recently been asked to analyse contains a number of .ddd files that I have so far been unable to open. Reading through these files in a ...
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How to open a .flp file

I have a .flp file from http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Recorder-Planning-6181199/ which I would like to open. It seems that this is an ActivStudio Flipchart file. How can I open it in ...
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How can I convert a MUS file to a MIDI file

I have a bunch of .mus files to .mid format to import them into Guitar Pro 6. Does anyone know of a currently working method?
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How can we discover what programming language was used to make a software?

How can we discover what programming language a software was written in? For example: Office, Photoshop or any other application and their corresponding languages (C#, Java or ...). Does anyone know?
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Why are there no video formats that support transparency?

Why are there no [widely supported] video formats that support transparency? For example, the PNG image format supports transparency, allowing for some interesting effects in websites and documents. ...
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Convert CWP file (Cakewalk Studio) to MIDI/WAV/MP3

I don't own Cakewalk studio any more but I have a bunch of old .CWP files I'd like to convert to MIDI/WAV/MP3. How is this possible without purchasing Cakewalk
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Why do .avi formatted files tend to be larger?

I think this is a pretty common knowledge, but i'm just curious to know the cause. A little example. When i edit a video and export it to the .avi format, it resulted in a +600MB video file. However, ...
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Windows 8 - Photo app tile - Can't set picture for tile

Prior to the windows 8.1 update I was able to choose any given photo from my pictures library and set it as the tile to appear on my start screen. However, as soon as I updated my laptop, the photo I ...
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How can I render 3D objects from a list of triangular coordinates?

I tried asking this question on StackOverflow with slightly different phrasing. It wasn't answered and we determined that it was off-topic. It wasn't moved, so I'm asking here. I have a file (created ...
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What's the file format to move an html bookmark file into Firefox 26

Running Firefox 26.0 under XP, I exported my bookmarks to an Html file, to clean up and then import them to my new computer running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The file is down to about 2500 url ...
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Appending one file to the end of another

I know from guides like this that it's pretty easy to add a RAR archive to the end of a JPG. What I'm wanting to know is whether it's only JPG files that can handle extra data at the end, and whether ...
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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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Fix Linux-made png file for use on Windows

There is a particular icon library that I really like from DeviantArt. Now, I have downloaded the package that has the png files inside (I know the ico files are there, but I want the png files). ...
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Optimal file format for USB3 memory [duplicate]

Which is the best choice and why for formatting a USB3 memory stick? FAT32 was the out of the box, but the file size limit is a to small. FAT32 NTFS exFAT Size, speed and stability are good ...