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OpenTheFile.org offers reliable assistance and professional support in solving problems related to the opening of the unknown files.

Anyone using the information presented on the site can quickly open any unknown file without professional help of the IT specialist.


How to recognize the file format?

Each file name is complemented with a special file extension, the task of which is to inform the user and the operating system about the format in which the data contained in it are saved. To open the file, use a program that supports the format specified by the extension.


The file does not open. I do not know what format it is, what should I do?

File extensions are hidden by the Operating System. To see the extensions of all the files, including the file, which we cannot open, follow the steps listed below:

  • Enter Windows Explorer or click My Computer
  • Go to the Control Panel and then to Folder Options
  • Select the View
  • Find the setting specified as Hide extensions for known file types , then Clear this field.
  • Click OK
But remember that you cannot use this method for files with extensions .exe, .com and .bat

Popular extensions in our site database

File extension File name Popularity
.CRDOWNLOAD file extension Chrome Partially Downloaded File Rate 5
.DB file extension Database File Rate 5
.DWG file extension AutoCAD Drawing Database File Rate 5
.HTML file extension Hypertext Markup Language File Rate 5
.INDD file extension Adobe InDesign Document Rate 5
.PSD file extension Adobe Photoshop Document Rate 5
.RAR file extension WinRAR Compressed Archive Rate 5
.SWF file extension Shockwave Flash Movie Rate 5
.TAX2012 file extension TurboTax 2012 Tax Return Rate 5
.XHTML file extension Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File Rate 5