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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fishkris, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. fishkris

    fishkris Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Can anybody tell me how to open files with file extension .INX on a windows computer running XP Pro.
    Thanks!
    Chris
     
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    fishkris Thread Starter

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    From what I can make out the INX. file is a list of text files created on an old Wordstar word processor but I cannot open any of the files in notepad. Any ideas will be much appreciated!
    Thanks again!
    Chris
     
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    You can't. Index files depends upon database files and are use to speed-up the process of Query. For example, if a database file is created with fields such as LastName, FirstName, MidleInitial, and some more fields such as Address, State and City, and you need to query the database based on any of these fields, an index file is produced as to speed=up the access to specific documents or information. In a case like this, not only you will need the database file (.dbf) but the database filters provided by the software that created the file, such a s FoxPro.

    I really don't know the interest you have on this type of file, but you wont be able to open this specific file with a program.

    When you have a book, at the end of the book you will find an index. It is ussually in alphabetical order based on the labels used in the book, and it will tell you in which page you may find the information in the book. This type of file acts as such. A query is perform and the .inx will direct you inmediately to the sector in the database where the information is located. It isn't a file to fiddle with, as no useable information is available to the user, although it is an important file in an Information Database System.
     
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    Thanks!
    You were very helpful!
    Chris.
     
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    Anytime! Use the Thread's Tools and mark this thread as "Solved".

    Best wishes!
     
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