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  1. becky1407

    becky1407 MDL Novice

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    how do i open and read a (FILE)
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    With the correct application ;). Give more details is it an extension for a file?
     
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    #3 kaljukass, Jan 19, 2017
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    It all depends on what file it is. Even if You can open, You may not understand nothing.
    One example - what is here?
    000000002009e540 or å@ ( here is answer T, 12 detsember 2017 00:00:00 UTC )
     
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  4. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    95% of the time you just right click , and select open with , and choose default program , uncheck save as default ...choose notepad.

    5% of the time use 7zip.. based on my experience only :thumbsup:
     
  5. biorpg

    biorpg MDL Novice

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    This sounds like the perfect case for using file!
    file will tell you how you should open (file):

    Homepage: darwinsysdotcom/file/
    Latest source: githubdotcom/file/file
    Windows port: gnuwin32.sourceforgedotnet/packages/file.htm
     
  6. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    If you can't open it with on-board resources, google its extension to find out the program that opens it.
     
  7. urie

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    Show file extension names may not be enabled on system may still be default windows setting :(
     
  8. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    I think the OP means files with the extension ".FILE".

    If that's the case, then just double-click on the file in question. If no program is associated with it, a dialog box will pop up with two choices.

    Then choose "Let me choose a program". At that point, you can try to open it with notepad.

    If you have the notepad icon on your desktop (I doubt it, unless you put it there.) You can drag the file over to the notepad desktop icon and drop it on the icon. That will open the file for you.

    I hope this helps. :)

    Welcome to MDL btw :welcome2:
     
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  9. biorpg

    biorpg MDL Novice

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    That is one thing Google is definitely not good for. If you must resort to that, I recommend installing the "Personal Blocklist" chrome add-on which adds an option in Google under each search result to hide results from that domain - because you will have pages of internet trash to wade through to find your answer. It's not quite as bad as trying to Google the name of a .dll or other system file, but it's still bad.

    It's one of those "interesting" cases where the highly capable and generally reliable Google "mysteriously" fails to meet the expectation. Google has gotten worse and worse the more they subtly point users in the wrong direction or otherwise arbitrarily decide what you should find as their system continues to burry the answers you're looking for for... profit(?)
     
  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Not sure what it means "File" in first post... It's much more likely, that he or she just wanted provoke, or do not even know itself what he or she wanted to ask.
    It seems that he is no longer interested in this thing, or he's dead. Otherwise he may clarify what he meant.
     
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  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  12. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    that is an interesting point to make@kaljukass. we see more and more members who register, put a question somewhere, and never come back. aufnimmerwiedersehen!
    while existing members take trouble to answer that question. i saw a delete my account request from someone who had not posted anything. another got banned by logging in with a username/pw from bugmenot and actually saying so. there is a third example here. https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72839-About-Security
     
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  13. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @nodnar: You're right. Some people are only here looking for warez or a crack for windows. Others come here, ask a question and leave.

    What can you do. It's their loss. ;)
     
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