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

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Change line endings and delimiter format (permanently) when saving to CSV from Excel

I'm using Excel on Mac and it's always painful to have to reopen all exported CSVs in another text editor just to change the line endings from "CR" to "LF" and the delimiter from ";" to "," Is there ...
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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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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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Who is EmilyMarieDaunt or How to read/reverse engineer Master Clips DCF file

Many years ago, I purchased Masterclips 1,250,000. It is a set of about 14 GB of images split between 28 or so CD's. The included MasterClips browsing software still works, more or less, on a modern ...
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vim “modeline” equivalent for eclipse?

In our project different developers use different editing tools. Some use vim, some use eclipse. The nature of the project requires some files with DOS line endings, some with Unix line endings. It ...
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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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Is Workbook.FileFormat available to the Excel UI (specifically when the file type can't be saved)

As a programmer I eventually located the file type of a .d extension file loaded successfully by Excel 2007 by interrogating Workbook.FileFormat via VBA, but can a normal user determine it is a DBF4 ...
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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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.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 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 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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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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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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If you cancel a file transfer in the middle of transfer, then can you read the partial parts of the file that were transferred?

If it's a text file, can you do it? Maybe after using a HexEdit to edit out a few digits on the header or footer? What if it's any other type of file?
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Sngrep Unknown File Format Error

I am attempting to use the sngrep utility on a Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.4 and getting an error when I try to open any pcap file. The error is as follows: Johns-MacBook-Pro:Downloads gojira$ sngrep ...
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open a text file such as xml or markdown as plain text without interpreting the formatinstruction in MS-Word

Is there a key combination or 'open as...' plain text menu option that can be used? Subsidiary double question: will it also work with anz file (with random byte contatint) AND what are the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Which file formats can be played slower (or faster) than normal in Windows Media Player?

Some file formats (or some files that are coded used some codecs) can be played in Windows Media Player "slow" or "fast". I can enable this by right clicking on the movie while watching, clicking ...
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Playlist file format for video segments

Is there a playlist file format listing segments of files instead of entire files? For example it would start playing a file jumping straight to 3'12", play it untill 5'42" and switch to the next ...
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Convert compressed SWF to AVI (or MPEG etc) via FFmpeg

ffmpeg -i compressed.swf out.avi gives the error [swf @ 0x10180b000]Compressed SWF format not supported so I tried swfcombine -d compressed.swf -o decompressed.swf ffmpeg -i decompressed.swf ...
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Saving Skype voicemail messages on a Mac

I would like to save two voicemail messages that I received today through Skype. I would like to do this quickly and get the source file if possible, or at least get the source file to open in an ...
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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 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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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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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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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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File-based loop device with writing support and dynamic size

Usually loop device (v-node disk) is based on a file with pre-allocated size (e.g. an image of a floppy drive or ISO disk). The device is then treated as a block device and can be formatted with any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...