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Does anyone know what .HST files are?

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  1. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Hiya All

    I see a .hst file on my machine and am wondering what this extension is ? Does anyone know?

    Thanks

    john
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    .hst

    Netscape history file
    Symantec AV live update file
    Corel QC file
    Image Alchemy file
    Procomm Plus history file
    Yahoo Messenger file

    To name but a few. Any strike a chord with programs installed?
     
  3. theMusicMan

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    Hi - just spotted this, in the 'type' column, it has an entry as 'refletion for host trace'.
     
  4. roy66

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    For future reference try here
    here or here for starters.

    roy66
     
  5. theMusicMan

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    Thanks roy66... still not sure what that file was though!
     
  6. roy66

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    Try right clicking and go into properties and see what that reveals.
    You might also like to look
    here for some additional assistance

    roy66
     
  7. motorworld

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    Can someone tell me how to read a stored im from messenger thats in a HST file? what program read this type file? thank you
     
  8. Anton Wan

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    Try right clicking it and Open with... Notepad. Notepad can open alot of files. It's worth a shot.
     
  9. motorworld

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    i will try to open it ...now if it is assoc with adobe how do i disassoc it? all it will go to now is adobe...thankz in advance !;)
     
  10. kiwiguy

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    Right click on the file in Windows Explorer

    Select "Open With" (you may need to hold down the shift key when right clicking)

    Select Notepad (or whatever you want to use)
    Tick the selection "always use this....." to re-associate the file.
     
  11. motorworld

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    thanks kiwi,im at work now so ill try that tonight ,as i remeber it only said open ....not open with like most but maybe i was not seeing correctly so ill try again thanks so much :)
     
  12. motorworld

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    kiwi.do you think notepad will open a stored im in a hst format? thankx
     
  13. motorworld

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    notepad would not open it hst files how can you read them from stored im in messenger ? thanks
     
  14. motorworld

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    no one knows ho to open a stored im in a hst file? what prog to use? notepad,word,adobe,wont do it
     
  15. hewee

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    I can use notepad to open it and if it is to big for notepad then use wordpad.

    What hst file are you trying to open?

    Maybe try IE or netscape to open it.
     
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