What are Extension-less files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an Extension-less file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an Extension-less file?
It seems like you have come across a file with no file extension. The file extension tells Windows what type of file it is. Normally, a file has a file extension, e.g. PDF, that can be associated with a viewer for PDF files. When the file extension is missing, Windows does not know what to do with the file because it doesn't know what type of file it is.
If the file was created on a Unix or Linux system, it is probably a plain text file you can open with most file viewers. If not, you may have saved the file using an incomplete file name when downloading it from the Internet.
Bitberry File Opener is able to open more than 400 different types of files. After you have installed it, you simply right-click on your file and select "Bitberry File Opener -> Open". We have verified that it works with multiple extension-less files.
How to open Extension-less files
Important: Different programs may use files with the Extension-less file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your Extension-less file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Last updated: March 25, 2023
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