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    No File extension

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    OK so if you don't have a file extension, and Windows won't be able to set an icon representing the file, what is one to do to figure what the file type is, and what application can open this file?

    Is there a Meta data viewer that is generic enough to be used to peek into the file?

    Thanks for any hints.

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    Re: No File extension

    Two things to try:
    1] Open up Notepad and drag the file into it from Explorer - you may see enough there to work out what it is.
    2] Right-click > Properties .... You may find something there under summary > Advanced.

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    Re: No File extension

    FileSnoop will let you examine the file. It is part of thc PC Magazine utilities that are accesible by subscription only. Perhaps if you search the net you'll be able to find a copy somewhere.

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    Re: No File extension

    Most of the files I use for my own work have no extension, since I use ancient DOS utilities to edit and view them! Have a Google for Vernon Buerg's LIST program, where you can view the file in text or hexadecimal mode with a 'dump' interpretation. There are acres/hectares of other such utilities...

    John
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