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[Resolved] How to determine file type?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by houseworksux, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. houseworksux

    houseworksux Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. etaf

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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
     
  4. houseworksux

    houseworksux Thread Starter

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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
     
  5. buck52

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    How about if I be a wizeguy...

    Ask the person that burnt it... ;)

    buck
     
  6. houseworksux

    houseworksux Thread Starter

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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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