Did your computer fail to open a FILE file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FILE files.
What is a FILE file?
The .file file extension is a generic extension. This is assigned by Windows and other applications when the file is in an unknown format. These Web applications that designate the .file extension to files in unknown file types are usually Web tools like Internet browsers, FTP client programs, download management applications, email clients and so on. The data stored in these .file files remains unchanged from what it initially contained when it was in its original format. This means a .mp3 file that has been changed to a .file file still contains the same audio data.
To open these .file files, the user must know the original format of the files. The user just needs to simply change the .file extension to the extension of its original file format. To know the original format of a .file file, one option is to look at the default icon that's designated by Windows for the file. For example, if the default icon that's assigned by Windows to a .file is the icon that's normally used for documents in plain TXT format, then the original format of the .file file may be .txt, and after changing the .file extension to .txt, a text editing program like Notepad can be used to open the file.Users are advised to be careful with .file files that have been downloaded from unverified sources on the Internet, or attached to emails from strangers. It's best to run a scan on these .file files before trying to open them.
Suggest another file format using extension FILE
While we know of one file format using the .FILE file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FILE file.
Various FILE file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of FILE files. Remember, different programs may use FILE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.