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Obtaining Software Of A File Extension ?

Q: Obtaining Software Of A File Extension ?


Have a quite old program that ran on previous PC which used XP.
Would like to get it going again, if possible

Tried all the compatibility screens and wizaards, and it seems like one problem "might" be that W7 can't handle one of the program file xtensions called: .INS

I did a Google, but all that seems to come up are a multitude of sites that want to sell Registry scans, etc.

Is there a place anyone can recommend where I can obtain the extension inexpensively or free, to install ?

And, if i can get it, what do i do with it ?
Where do i place it, etc. ?

Much thanks as always,

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A: Obtaining Software Of A File Extension ?

Hello Bob,

The file extension in itself should not cause a program to not run on win7.

I can find 12 references to programs that have used the .INS filetype

Alphabetic File Extension List

what is the actual program you are trying to install - if it was designed for XP then unless the program deals with system level access or is specifically written to only work on XP one of the compatibility modes should work.

another option if you have Professional or Ultimate Win7 is XPmode

One other option is to convert your existing files into a newer format and/or find a program that is win7 ready that can read the files or file conversions

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Well, fl studio file extension .flp, misteiously losz its default program.
It was not even in control panel >> default programs, extension was missing from windows.

In folder I did not changed to view file extensions, every other extension was not showed, but lets say PROJECT.FLP was showing like this in folder, and was threated like no extension, was threated like if it is just PROJECT and no fullstop and extension behind.

I fixed problem, but now when trying to reproduce again, and if I delete asocciation it will show just PROJECT, not PROJECT.FLP, that was weird problem and I would like to know why this happened?

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I maintain my mothers computer remotely using PC Anywhere. The problem is that of acquiring her IP address when online which changes each time she is online.

I would like to create a batch file that she could activate which would automatically email me her IP address using the Ipconfig /batch utility for Windows 98. I can get the file created but I can't figure out how to get it to send itself to me.

Can anyone help?


A:Batch file for obtaining IP address

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ive had some viruses lately and i think they damaged my icons

txt file and bat files show up as the icon for a file extension that is not known

i tried lots of programs and none worked please help me

also reg files dont work i click on them and they dont import

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and

REGEDIT4 dont work either

thx in advance

A:Txt and Bat extension show up as the not known file extension icon


there all the file defaults, use the ones you need, also you should download hijackthis so a mod can tell you whether your computer is still infected

Download 'Hijack This!

*Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
*Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
*By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
*Click on Install.
*It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
*Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
*Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log *should open in notepad.
*Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents *of the log.
*go to this thread and post the contents
*DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I recently had cause to re-install Win10 on my notebook, and it told me that Intel Software Guard Extension Platform Software would be deleted and would need to be re-installed.After the Win10 re-installation I went to the download site for th Intel package, downloaded it, and unzipped it.When I attempted to run the execution file, I got a warning asking me if I really wished to proceed. Knowing nothing about this package, I was unsure about what I should do. Is there anything I should know before I tell it to proceed?

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I have been using this same Excel file for many years. I viewed on my new home laptop 2 days ago, using a 2010 Excel Version. It was created on 2007.

I opened it on my work computer, version 2003, and now get the above error message on both machines. The file can no longer be opened.

I have tried emailing it, still won't open.

I have chenged the file type to both .xls and .xlxs neither open.

I downloaded the program on the home page of this site, and it said no file issues, no known problems for this file.

When I click Open File, it still shows where I had the file opened (the file name in lighter gray font - but cannot open.) The original file is in black, and I can open. But, get that message.

I also tried to open and fix - and I tried both options, with formulas, and without formulas, and all it opened was foreign characters.

Any other suggestions? Or is this file gone? Unfortunately, my most recent back up is 3-4 months old...

Thank you for your help,

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I'm trying to open in Excel 2010 a file with .exf extension that is always a pipe delimited text file. I have set, using Windows file associations, to open this type of file with Excel. But, I would like for it to recognize that it is pipe delimited, so that I don't have to click on Delimited, Other, "|" to import the file. Any ideas? I also thought about using a macro to save some steps as well. Thanks for your help!

A:Excel import pipe delimited file based on file extension

Hi, welcome tothe forum
Macro is the solution, just start the macro recorder, give it a name and do what you do, stop the recorder and you have the macro.
Simple as pie

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I bought a Western digital 2.5" portable hard drive with 120 GB of capacity. I have downloaded a back up file to it from my windows XP computer but I cannot open the bkf file to see what files were actually copied. The error message tells me I need to create a file association to open the bkf file and I don't know how to do that! Any suggestions?

My experience with the Western Digital support has been a waste of time.


A:Solved: create file extension to open bkf file

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I dont know if Im on the right section to post this.

I just want to ask to our fellow members and gurus here, I dont know what went wrong but suddenly the unknown file types in my Windows 7 PRO x64bit doesnt display its file extensions anymore..

How can i restore it to default? to display the file extensions on unknow file types in windows 7...

Any tips would be much appreciated. Thank you..

A:Display File Extension on Unknown File Types

Windows Explorer/Organise/Folder & Search Options/View.

You should find it in there. (that's "hide extentions for know file types") Might be what you need.

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I have tried to download an Excel (.xls extension) from a web site I use. On download I get a file with a .xlsx extension which will not open in Windows Office 2010. I successfully downloaded the file using Chromodo so I assume there is something corrupting the download via windows 10 Microsoft browser?

A:downloading excel file changes file extension to .xlsx

Originally Posted by bcubed

I have tried to download an Excel (.xls extension) from a web site I use. On download I get a file with a .xlsx extension which will not open in Windows Office 2010. I successfully downloaded the file using Chromodo so I assume there is something corrupting the download via windows 10 Microsoft browser?

Hi there
on the download is there a SAVE AS option -- that might work if you change the default to .xls

Otherwise I think there are some xlsx viewers where you could view the file or change it to xls. (Note changing to xls will possibly remove some formatting etc).


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So I recently had a case of hard drive failure in which basically nothing of value was recovered in the original directory structure, however the drive was full of .chk files from a chkdsk run. I ran a quick script to change all of the extensions to .jpg, and most of the files were in fact intact.

Many of the files, however, are either corrupt, or are simply not JPEG files, and so will not open with the .jpg extension. Is there any batch renaming application that can analyze files by their header data, and append the appropriate extension automatically for the most commonly used filetypes?

A:Batch file extension processing by file header?

Usually file recovery software does that (before the files are recovered as chk files). I don't know of any app that will do what you said though. But if you don't have too many files, use a hex editor to open them and rename accordingly. I use winhex (just for viewing though), but any other will do. Here's a few strings that may help:
JFIF .jpg
PNG .png
MZ .dll or .exe (at least 32-bit - dunno how they are for 64-bit or 16-bit executables)
moov somewhere in the file .mov (may not be at the beginning)
GIF89a .gif
ftyp .mp4
**\rtf1 .rtf
000001BA21000100 (in hex) .mpg (MPEG-1 at least - don't have MPEG-2 samples to test ATM)
3026B2758E66CF11 (in hex) .wmv or .asf

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CD Rom opens software cd's with a .cda extension

I'm not sure what I did, but now when I try to open a software cd, the cd rom tries to open it as a .cda file. Any help would be great.


A:CD Rom opens software cd's with a .cda extension

Hi and welcome....does this apply?


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I'm not sure wich adblocker currently i should use?
I have a lifetime license for Adguard but i┤m not sure if I should use this or should remain with the browser plugins?

A:Adblocker software or Browser Extension

I use the Adguard extension for more than 3 years now and I'm very happy with it. It is light and blocks everything it needs to block. It also has some protection against bad/malicious websites. I use the extension, since I don't need the desktop version. I used Adblock plus in the past, but I liked Adguard much more. Áblock is also a good alternative, but after trying much adblocking extensions. I always return back to Adguard.

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Keepass and similar softwares have "edit/view" button where the password can be seen easily.

Do you guys know if there are any similar softwares where it is not possible to edit/view/see the password?

So: Only one master password and all the usernames and passwords would be under that for copy&pasting?

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i have a very, very old digital camera. i of course installed the software that came with it. the problem is that every time i transfer pictures from the camera, .jpg files keep getting registered with this digicam's program (which is called 'image expert'). i want jpg's to open in internet explorer like they normally do. i keep having to delete the old association and create a new one.. then i've to go into the registry so i can get the thumbnail views working again.

there is no file association setting in the digicam's software. is there any way to stop this from happening? or has 'image expert' created a hopeless situation?

A:digicam software keeps taking over .jpg extension

try the following.

Go to a .jpg picture and 'Right' click it. *Don't open it, JUST right click the unopened file*

From the menu choose 'Properties'.

Near the top is an option saying 'Opens With'.

Select that, then look through the list of programs it brings up.

From there you can bring up the default opening program of your choice - Internet

Explorer is in the list as is 'Windows Picture and Fax viewer' [which you might want to try out if you haven 't already].

The important part of this procedure is directly below the list of programs in the dialogue window itself-you'll see a line saying;
'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'
**** Tick the checkbox you see there to make it your default opener for all your .jpg pictures.

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Hello, I use Notepad++ to edit Python files which have the file extension .py such as "sample.py"

I would like to set Notepad++ as the default program to open .py files.

When I open a .py file I get the popup asking me which file I want to use to open. But I do not get the choice to set the default program to open this extension.

When I go to Settings|Choose Default Apps By File Type the .py extension is not listed.

Looking through the registry I see that there is no .py handler.

Q: What is the method to manually add a file extension and associate it with a program?


A:File extension not in file association list

hey I figured it out!

1) Settings - Indexing Options
2) Advanced button
3) File Types tab
4) Add New Extension to List box, type in extension (without a period) such as "py"
5) Click OK and Close
6) Settings - Chose a default app for each type of file
7) Scroll down to file extesion
8) click Choose a Default
9) select a program
10) The first time you open a file with this new association, you will get a popup asking you which program to use to open this file type. Your default program will already be selected and a checkbox with Always use the program to open this type of file will already be selected as well, just click the program type. After this you are golden.
11) Damn I spent 3 hours on this! Ugh!

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This is my 1st post, hope I don't break any rules.
But I really need some help.

I've searched the forum and found this
but is this solved yet?

The problem is, I have that W32/Autorun.AD virus on my laptop.
but I can't seem to search all the files i need to delete.
file extension and even the hidden file won't show. I've unchecked the "hide extension for known file types" but it keep checked itself again everytime I reopen the folder options. Same problem with the "show hidden files & folders"

Anyone know how to solve this? please help... thanks.

A:File extension & hidden file won't show

You should post this topic in Security and HJT its a virus/malware issue.

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please can anyone tell me how to open .HDD file format.
some days back my hard disk crashed. when i recovered my data
specifically video file, it is showing video.hdd and could not open in window
media player or VLC.

please help me out.


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Please help me!

I've searched the forum and found this
but is this solved yet?

The problem is, I have that W32/Autorun.AD virus on my laptop.
but I can't seem to search all the files i need to delete.
file extension and even the hidden file won't show. I've unchecked the "hide extension for known file types" but it keep checked itself again everytime I reopen the folder options. Same problem with the "show hidden files & folders"

Anyone know how to solve this? please help... thanks! here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:48:06 PM, on 5/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows... Read more

A:File extension & hidden file won't show

can anyone help me please

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please can anyone tell me how to open .HDD file format.
some days back my hard disk crashed. when i recovered my data
specifically video file, it is showing video.hdd and could not open in window
media player or VLC.

please help me out.


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any idea what could cause this? few programs not installable, saying out that "this needs to be installed on the hard drive" - its pretty lol.

it works on home computer, however ive logged my TP-bound hotmail account here on store too. some stuff i can install, some i cant. whats up with that? its mostly the extensions for Edge

A:Store software - Edge extension/s greyed out

The only advice I can give, is to check this tutorial, and set you app saving location accordingly: Apps Save Location - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Anybody know how to play a media file with the .asx extension, ever heqard of it.


A:What's an ASX file extension

Points to an .ASF structured file. An asf fle is an advanced streaming format file by Microsoft. Apparently you can also put the Microsoft Advanced Streaming Format into an .ASX file and play it with later versions. A number of different players attempt to capture this extension.

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Any ideas what the extension '.mhp' is? I suspect it is a Mac file extension. If it isn't - any recommendations for a program to open it?

Much thanks....J

A:.mhp file extension

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see previous thread
itypod the extension
call me oopsy

A:File Extension .hiv

You can edit your posts. Look to the right while reading your post.

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I need to know how to open idx. file extension. I am trying to load correl paint and all the files are an idx file.

A:idx.file extension

"trying to load" meaning trying to install or trying to run??

If it is install, then at least one of the files must be an EXE. Similarly if you are trying to run it.

IDX files are normally Index files that provide fast access into another file, and one normally doesn't open them directly.

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I have Windows XP pro,someone send me an email with the file extension .P I cannot open this,can someone please help.This document could be important to me.


A:File extension

I found this at http://filext.com/p.htm
.P PASCAL Program File
ReaGeniX Code Generator Application Parameter File
Applause Picture
Progress 4GL Program
Cliq Accessories Datebook Permissions [Linux Suite PDF Description]
Click to expand...

Basically, you should ask whoever sent you the doc that you need it in a txt format, or something that can be recognised by your MS applications.

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I am trying to download a program (Stardock - objectdock) using FF and IE 7. When I do I get option to save or open. I choose save, then saves it to my destination as a EFW file extension. Now when I click to open and run it, nothing happens. Did some searchs and most of what I can find is it and extension thing that needs to be changed. I have tried that and still nothing.

A:EFW file extension

Compressed .ZIP or executable .EXE file renamed by CA Security Centre to have a .efw extension. Typically applies to e-mail attachments scanned by Computer Associates (CA) antivirus software.Click to expand...


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Can anyone help me how to open CHD files? Do i have to install any spesific program?Where to get those program?


A:File Extension CHD

As far as I can determine, CHD files are compressed hard drive images used in the MAME arcade game emulator.

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My hard drive broke and the files were saved but in a .bci file extension. How can I convert them to their original word format? Thank you

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i have a file on a cd that a friend gave me that is supposed to replace the original 386 file on a trial version of xp pro to enhance a certain feature
supposedly you drag and drop the replacement 386 file onto the existing file and then open the .hiv file
problem: my computer does not recognize this extension. i read that it has something to do with the hive (registry) which makes sense. can i download the file to make the file extension work?
any help would be great!
first trip to the site
hope its worth it
i know lots about printers, faxes copiers if anyone needs help
thanks brian

A:file extension .hin

The File Extension Source


File Extension Details for .HIV


File Extension Details for .HIN


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Okay I have this game half-life and I want to uninstall it right but the file has the extension .ISU and I guess I dont have the program to it so I just need the program so I can run this uninstall.

A:I need help with a file with the extension .ISU

.ISU - install Shild Uninstall Script.

Without this file system don't know what to do.

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Help..some of my documents,word and excel, are now showing as being PMS files and cannot open. I have tried changing back using the 'open with program' function but it will not let me change back to thier respective extensions.
Any ideas...thanx

A:PMS file extension

Welcome to the forum.

Have you ran a virus scan on your PC recently? There is a malware forum that you might want to ask to get this moved to. Click on the report button and request that this be moved, if you think this might be a virus. It sounds like a vindictive woman if they keep changing your files to .pms. (Just Kidding)

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i need to change a file extension quickly but i can't because my admin has blocked it and he is away. is there any way that i can do it online? ill upload the file i need to change if any of you can change it for me, i want it to be project 64.exe.scr

A:File Extension

Per our board rules, we cannot help you - Sorry. You'll have to wait for your system Admin.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.phpThis topic is closed.

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There really doesn't seem like an apprporiate place to ask this so this seems the most feasible. I recieved a cd from a company containing old (1999) bank of america records (check images) that they couldnt open and need to. I am not convinced that the file format should be abc. I ran it through Trid and it came up with a Microsoft Security Catalog file. I am unsure what to do from here. I didnt know if it is possible to find what type of file it is supposed to be by reading it with notepad.

I've attached the file and any help would be appreciated!

A:ABC File Extension

If you ever need to know what program opens a file extension, just type it in Google. Do not install any Registry Cleaner programs they offer. But they will tell you what program opens that file extension.
The consensus is that the .abc file extension is a music writing software. There was also one hit about a financial graphic program that is very rare.
Since these are Bank records, why not contact the Bank and have them look through their micro film files for the account and reprint them for you for a small fee.

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Does anyone know if Adobe Photoshop CS4, or, Adobe Lightroom, Or, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 can open the .wdp file?


A:File Extension

Adobe Photoshop with HD Photo plugin.

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Please can anyone tell me a safe program I can use to open files with an extension of .npf? I have a Samsung phone and can use Samsung New PC Studio to download photos on to my PC but the address book has downloaded as npf files.

A:npf file extension

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Is there any free tool that can read dmg file extension?

A:dmg file extension

File Extension .DMG Details

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Trying to open some older pictures on my computer that came from a trail camera. The thumbnail of the picture looks as it is a video - the name says .jpg but when I attempt to open it, it uses video player and says it cannot open due to this .thb file extension. I've tried 5 different applications to try to convert or open the pictures but have had no success. I know these pictures have opened before... I have no clue how they were changed to this .tbh extension...

Any help is appreciated!

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I recently recieved a 15 minute video clip which was split into 2 parts. The trouble is, my PC reads them as .txt files. The names are AAE.mov-1 and AAe.mov-2, but they are text files (even though no program I currently have can open them). I was told that I just need to join them and they will revert to the video format so I can watch them. I am stumped as to how to do this.
Any help is appreciated.

A:.MOV file with .txt extension

Looks to me like whoever sent you them has done something wrong if they have a .txt filename extension. The .txt extension does not belong to multipart files. Most multipart files have the .rar or .zip extension for the first file, followed by alpha-numerical filename extensions for the part-files. They can be joined back together using WinRAR or WinZip respectively.

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Has anyone ever seen a file extension like this before? It came from a doctor's office, and for the life of me I can not find a way to open this file. Any help would be appreciated.


A:EAS file extension

It could be anyone of THESE

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Can someone please help? I have recieved an email and really need to open it but when I try I get this error message

'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association the folders control panel options.

Could you please advise me as to how to open this email please?
Thank you

A:File extension

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I wanted to take a quick look at a APK file so I just right click on it and selected open with the wrong one.
Now I cant get them back to the way they were so I can open them in APKtool.
I found this on the net and before I try this can someone let me know its safe.
regedit (Registry Editor) opens, on the left pane (side), click on (Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER first, then the list expands. You keep clicking until you get to where you need to go) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion?\Explorer\FileExts?\. Then, after expanding 'FileExts?' in the previously mentioned location, find the '.apk' extension, right click it and click delete. Restart your computer, then it should work. All I had to do was delete that from the registry and the icons switched right back to the apk icons.
Thanks for any info. you can give.

A:APK file extension

Jack I don't know about doing this but would like to see the net link you got this answer from. If you do go ahead I would strongly urge you to back up the registry first.

Run regedit as admin and go to File click on it and Export it to a folder somewhere I keep mine in docs or even on the desktop (preferably one copy in two different sites). You can always revert back using this back up if it things go belly up.

Meanwhile I am going to have a look further

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A friend of mine uses Win 98 and had it reinstalled by a technician. the technician said he saved my friends old emails and placed them in a folder named WIN_OLD.

The problem is that the file extentions are .dbx and we've never heard of this. Now he can't access his old email and is frantically searching for an answer to assist him in at least viewing the emails. Each file has the Microsoft Outlook Icon attached to it.

Trust me when I say his Outlook program does not function.

We thought that by right-clicking one of the files, and then choosing "Open With..." that we would be able at least use another program to view the emails. That just isn't going to happen because nothing seems to want to open a file with the extension ".dbx"....

Has anyone heard of this extension and if so then how can we view the file?

Thanks for any input.

A:.dbx file extension

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I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post this in.

I recently recieved a new computer.
On my old computer, I was able to code in Notepad, save as a .php file, and be able to view it as an internet site in my internet browser.

However, my new computer does not read this extension at all. I have visited PHP's website and downloaded a package that installs PHP for Windows, but this had no effect on the .php files I have on my computer.

I have some old files I transferred over from my old computer and when I click to view them, they won't open at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you

A:PHP File Extension

General rule is you can't run a php file locally.

php runs from web servers, not local clients. With that said, you could set up a local webserver and run it that way or pick up a copy of somthing like php viewer

Why did it work in your browers before...what browser and version were you using? I'm guessing it was an old version before developers begain locking down the running of scripts locally.

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I have a .cab file in a program that I would like to view and change but every method I have used has failed so far. Any ideas. The programes I have sed so far are, MS Command > expand, WinRar, 7-Zip, ZipScan and CabExplorer

A:.cab file extension

7-zip can view cab files.

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Im using LearnKey's CBT to prepare for a professional exam.
I've complete my test exams using the same software and passed and after that it prepared a certificate for me whcih i save in my disk. The file extension is '.rpp' and is visible.

Question: How do i open this certificate/file for future view???

A:RPP file extension

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