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

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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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Temp files of recorded meeting of webex are copied and unable to play the .DAT file (that has video + audio)

I found the files in Temp folder, when I opened the recorded session through the link provided and I copied them to my desktop but now I am facing an issue. How could I open and play these. I had ...
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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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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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How can I print a Photoshop .psb file?

I'm creating a large image with Photoshop (> 30,000) pixels, and it makes me save it in .psb format. Once I do that, however, Photoshop (CS3) is no longer willing to print the image for me. Is this a ...
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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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What are the most used animation fileformats?

I am trying to search research materials in embryology in animations. I note that SWF works to some extent. There are also other popular file formats for animations. What are the most used animation ...
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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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Does wget always write FTP listings in DOS file format?

I am using wget to create an index of an FTP site (as in this question), and its ".listing" files are written in DOS file format (CRLF line-breaks) rather than Unix file format, which interferes with ...
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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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Viewing text messages from Verizon LG-VN150 phone

I'm trying to pull some text messages off a Verizon LG-VN150 phone. I managed to extract the data to my PC with BitPim, but I'm unsure where the text message files are and what data type they are. ...
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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 ...
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how to open file of extension pcxm and get details about them

I have a file with extension .pcxm. It is new for me I haven't heard about this file format. Can anybody guide me how to view/open such file and also explain what type this file is and for what ...
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How do I get Gimp to save by default in `.xcf.bz2` instead of `.xcf`?

I want to always save my Gimp images as .xcf.bz2 to save disc space, but I have to change it manually to.bz2 each type I save. Is there way to set to change the default save file format to .xcf.bz2?
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Recover a MicroSD memory

I connected my MicroSD Memory to a computer and when the computer was reading data from it, I suddenly removed it from the computer. Now there is no files in memory and it's empty BUT My Computer ...
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amr files properties - recording date viewer

I used my old Nokia phone to record some conversations. I copied the files to my computer. Files are in amr format. The problem is I don't remember when did I record those files. Is there a property ...
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What is the significance of these different width, height and resolution parameters?

An image with a pixel resolution of 640 x 480 has additional dimension and resolution parameters according to exiftool. I'm unsure what they mean. Why are the X / Y Resolution parameters the ...
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What vim settings do I need so vim ftp write does not convert to dos format?

This question is really about being able to write a file using gVim or command line vim without its file type (Unix) being changed to DOS. This problem is not happening in command line vim directly on ...
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How do I install PostgreSQL 9.1.4 on RHEL 5?

I specifically need version 9.1.4 --- unfortunately there are no ifs, ands, or buts. It's not my decision. I have downloaded the .run file available from PostgreSQL's SourceForge listing, but I can't ...
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Is there a single catch-all-features tracked music format?

I have an archive of old(ish) tracked music in various formats - .mod, .s3m, .it and Commodore 64 .sid files. Is there a single, well-supported, tracked music format with a super-set of the features ...
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Foobar - How to exclude non-music files?

I drop my "Music" folder to foobar2000, all songs are included in the playlist, but also the other files (like album-art.jpg) are also included. When I'm shuffling, those files appear on the list and ...
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Can VLC Player save an `.mpg` file?

I have a short family video on DVD. I've successfully used VLC player to save it as a file, but it has a file extension of .ps. I want to put it in a Picasa album, but Picasa only recognizes videos ...
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How to read Daisy format book?

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?
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What file extension does a tab delimited file have?

Comma delimited files usually have a file extension of .csv. What file extension should a tab delimited file have? When doing an export from Excel, it saves it as .txt when selecting tab delimited, ...
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Unable to open DicomViewer file without CD

I don't know if this question belongs here or not but it is an emergency for me. I just got my father's angiogram report as a DICOM file but I am unable to view it. When I try to open the file I get ...
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Archive / compression formats or tools which support multiple file forks or streams?

Lately I've become interested in the ability of several filesystems including Apple's HFS+ and Microsoft's NTFS which support two or more data streams. In Mac terminology these were most widely ...
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What Audio Format Is This?

I'm having trouble finding something to play this audio file, can anybody help? All I know is its file extension and it plays via Androids MediaPlayer. MediaInfo and GSpot doesn't give me anything. ...
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How do I move a photo from the GIMP to Microsoft Office?

I am new to Gimp2. I am using the photo editing which I am manipulating correctly, changing the background etc. Then I save the final picture to "My Pictures" folder but the problem is I can't move ...
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Are there any picture formats support file truncation (apart from lwf)?

If you take only the leading part of jpg or jp2 or webp file, you'll get image with missing parts or decoding will fails entirely. When I experimented with LuraWave special proprietary lwf, file ...
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How to view LuraWave images on Linux?

I have a number of images I compressed as LuraWave before I knew about advantages of open formats in general and Jpeg2000 or c44 in particular. What is the simplest way to view *.lwf images in Linux? ...
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Who decides if file format is popular enough to have its own MIME type?

Who decides, if a program is popular enough to have its own MIME type? Right now, I program something for dealing with .srt subtitles - and while on wikipedia, it has application/x-subrip MIME type, ...
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converting Kindle files

I've never bought anything on Amazon Kindle store and I don't have a Kindle. Is there any chance for me to buy a book there and convert it into a file format I could read on my non-kindle ebook ...
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Convert old videos to have smaller sizes

I have some videos from a few years ago,with various formats, such as avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, .... Their sizes are huge(more than 500 MB, and sometimes > 1GB). Given there may likely be some ...
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Search for particular file type in a particular website

How can I search for particular type of files (i.e. PDF) from a website? Can I use Google to do this?
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Open source, command-line tool to convert Excel .xls to .xlsx without Excel

I'm looking for an open source, command-line tool to convert files from the old, binary Excel ".xls" format to the new (Excel 2007) Open XML .xlsx, without Excel installed, on a Windows PC. Ideas? ...
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What is the file format for storing PGP private keys?

I tried to understand it from RFC and from source code (mainly from gnupg and gpgme) and I didn't get the way the data should be stored when someone export secret keys. I know there should be ...
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How do I open a “Acrobat X” document without the newest version?

When I open a certain PDF file I get the following error: For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Acrobat X or Adobe Reader X, or later. Get Adobe Reader Now! I have Foxit Reader ...
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What is an i3d file, and how can I read it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out about an unknown file extension? What is the .i3d file extension? How can I read/edit such files? (Googling isn't helping much, because "3d" is a ...
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Generating and collaborating on network map diagrams?

I have to turn out some network topology maps for very large networks. I'd like the format for the maps to be something other people can also edit and contribute to regardless of what software I'm ...
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Identifying plot format

I have program writing unknown (for me) plot format. Please help identifying. file.plo: ax 16 16 xr 0 3500 yr 0 3500 tc 7 5 7 5 ra -12 6. 5. 0.1 0.1 0.963 dr ra -12 9. 5. 0.1 0.1 0.219 ...
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Opening Forwarded emails from Mac Users

I am running Outlook 2007. Whenever a mac user forwards me an email, it has a MIME type, "x-apple-msg-attachment" . What program can I use to view such messages? Outlook won't open them.
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Hyperlinking to other files in Word 2010

What I’m finding is that hyperlinks to bookmarks in other existing files still won’t work because standard Word 2010 file format appears to be .xml, which doesn’t support bookmarks. You get this ...