How to open files with unknown file extension?

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Many times it happens that you get a file via e-mail with an unknown file format and you don’t know what software to use to open it? Even your OS doesn't know about the software or file format. Then you struggle to search relevant tool/software on internet and download. And to add to your frustration after downloading and executing the software you realise that it doesn't work.

Well, to save you from this headache I am introducing you to a small application which will not only tell you about what type of file extension you have came across but also suggest and provides a download link to you !

I am talking about Openwith.org. This is an amazing website ! On Openwith.org website you can find references of all possible file extensions and softwares to open this file types.

It also offers a downloadable desktop tool , which does the same work as openwith.org and also automatically downloads relevant free softwares to open the file types in question. All you have to do is “right click on a file and select “How do I open this?” and the OpenWith.org Desktop Tool will look up the file!”

OpenWith.org Desktop Tool Instructions

1) Download and install the OpenWith.org Desktop Tool on your computer

2) Right click on the file you don't know how to open, and left click on "OpenWith.org - How do I Open This?"

3) If OpenWith.org knows about that type of file, you will see a list of compatible programs. If you already have one of the programs installed, it will say Installed. If not, it will say Download.


4) Select the program you want to use. If you are unsure, you can double-click on each program for more information.

5) If the program you want to use is already installed, skip to step 7 If the program you want to use isn't already installed, click on the Download link. The program will now be downloaded.



6) Once the program is downloaded, a new folder will open with the installer. At this point, you need to run the installer to install the selected program. We don't do this automatically, because a lot of programs have user agreements that they want you to read. After you install the program, you will see Download change to Installed.


7) Once you have selected an installed program, simply click 'Open' to open the file.

Source of this tutorial - Openwith.org





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