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 Post subject: Opening Files That Have No Extension
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:40 am 
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I recently came across some data CDs that were my Mom's. They are of her church's old minutes books. There are Jpeg scans of the pages for some of the books. But then I have a couple of folders that contains files with no extensions. Based upon the fact that there is a DB.Store file, I'm assuming that these were created on a mac of some sort. Is there any way to open/get at these files to see what they contain? Do I need to find a friend that has a mac and hope that I can get them open and then re-save as a PC friendly file?

Thanks for all the help!
Stacey


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 Post subject: Re: Opening Files That Have No Extension
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:20 am 
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LibreOffice will open that file, it is free to download/install. :)

http://www.libreoffice.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Opening Files That Have No Extension
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:19 am 
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You mean a .DS_Store file? That's the one Mac OS X creates. If it's a db.store, that's something else entirely.

However, no, you don't need Mac OS X to open the files. I suppose the file names don't give a hint as to what they should be? Also in Windows, if you rename a file with a file extension at the end, it'll change it. So if you think it's a .PNG file, for example, you can just name it to "foobar.png".


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 Post subject: Re: Opening Files That Have No Extension
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:10 am 
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Additionally sometimes if you open it with a hex editor the top few lines will identify what app utilizes/made the file(s). and from there you can add the correct extension as LatiosXT said (or guess and see if it will open up in the correct program).


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 Post subject: Re: Opening Files That Have No Extension
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Thanks for all the help. I finally got the chance to get into figuring out what the files were. Fortunately, my kids have school-issued MacBooks. Turns out the files are all jpegs. So now I can copy and rename them to be used on a PC.


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