File-formats

When certain files / file-formats don't open, it's most likely because you don't have the software, these particular file-formats were created with or relate to.
Some files need a certain piece of software to open, and others, such as different graphics file formats, will open in most any graphics editing software.
By looking at the file *extension you can idenfy the type of software you will need for that particular file.

*the letter showing after the "." in the file name

Picture/graphics files:

  • .cpt - Corel Photo Paint
  • .psd - Adobe Photo Shop
  • .tif - Tagged Image File format
  • .jpg - Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • .gif - Graphics Interchange Format
  • .bmp - bitmap
  • .png - portabl Network Graphics
Vektor grafik:
  • .pdf - Portable Document Format
  • .eps - Encapsulated Postscript
  • .ai - Adobe Illustrator
  • .cdr - Corel Draw
Movies and animation:
  • .gif - Animated gif file
  • .mpeg/mpg - Moving Picture Experts Group
  • .mov - Quicktime movie Format
  • .avi - Audio Video Interleave
  • .swf - Macromedia Flash file
Sound
  • .wav
  • .mp3
  • .mid
Internet:
  • htm/html - Hyper Text Markup (language)
MS Windows program files:
  • .txt - Notepad file
  • .rtf - MS Wordpad file
  • .accdp - Microsoft Access File
  • .doc - MS Word document '97-2003 version
  • .docx -MS Word document - 2004 and later versions
  • .dot - MS Word Template - '97-2003 version
  • .dotx - MS Word Template - 2004 and later
  • .xls - MS Excel - '97-2003 version
  • .xlsx -MS Excel - 2004 and later
  • .pub - MS Publisher file
Other files:
  • .pdf -Portable Document Format - Opens with Acrobat Reader
  • .wks - MS Works file
  • .vsd - MS Visio file
  • .cap - Microsof Cabinet file
  • .zip - compressed/archive file
  • .dot - Windows document template file
  • .ttf - True Type Font file
  • .exe - Executable file / program file
  • .ppt - Microsof Powerpoint Presentaion
  • .pps - Microsof Powerpoint Show

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