[Resolved] How to determine file type?

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houseworksux

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Hi
Someone burnt a brochure for me to use. Problem is I have no idea what application the file was created in. (no extensions, properties shows nothing)

Is there a way to determine the type?

I have many Adobe, MS and Jasc apps but none so far will open doc.
I was assuming it was created in the Adobe flavour as a couple of supporting docs are Illustrator, but ...

Is there some way to find out how it was created?

thanks
Emma
 

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you should be able to see the extension of the file type by changing the settings in win exp.

tools > folder options > view > then untick "hide file extensions"
 

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in this forum someone pointed to a webpage with all file extensions and types of file/applications - I saved it but poss on my PC which I'm not near to - i'll post if I find it
 

houseworksux

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Nope that won't do it
I have view settings set up to view all

I got this brochure on a CD and there are no file extensions for the saved work. It's not that I am not recognizing the extension type ... there just isn't one.

Here is a good link for extensions though ... http://www.iconv.com/fileextensions.htm
 

buck52

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How about if I be a wizeguy...

Ask the person that burnt it... ;)

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houseworksux

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Hiya Wizeguy ;)
Yes, I did send an email, but this not being an office worker's day ...

I managed to open it up in wordPad, and after scanning tons of little boxes, found some text that refers to the Adobe InDesign :rolleyes:

I don't have that app

okay to close thread

thanks
Emma
 
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