Opening 000 files

Did your computer fail to open a 000 file? We explain what 000 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your 000 files.

What is a 000 file?

Files that contain the .000 file extension are normally compressed files that contain an index of different CAB files that are used for installation packages with the Windows CE operating system. The 000 files reference a specific program's installer script and tells the computer which files to install during the program installation process.

The .000 file extension is also used for Trend Micro pattern files. These files contain the patterns for different viruses, allowing the computer to locate viruses and other malware that may have infected your computer system.

In some cases the .000 file extension will be used for files created by the Microsoft Doublespace compression software. The files that are compressed with the software are sometimes given the .000 file suffix.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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