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Identifying correct file extension

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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 4:27:23 PM

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I have a few files - mostly images - where the file extension seems to be
wrong. Sometimes just renaming the extension to .jpg or .gif or .bmp works,
but it's trial & error.

Is there some kind of utility that'll open files and identify what type they
really are, and rename them accordingly?

Thanks
July 16, 2005 4:27:24 PM

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cranberry girl wrote:

> I have a few files - mostly images - where the file extension seems to
> be wrong. Sometimes just renaming the extension to .jpg or .gif or
> .bmp works, but it's trial & error.
>
> Is there some kind of utility that'll open files and identify what
> type they really are, and rename them accordingly?
>
> Thanks

For images, the free IrfanView graphics program works very well. You can
convert image files to other formats with it, too. Get it at:

http://www.irfanview.com

If you have other non-graphic files, you can look up the file extension
here:

http://filext.com/

That will give you a clue as to what program(s) will open them.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 8:52:19 PM

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Thanks!

"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> cranberry girl wrote:
>
>> I have a few files - mostly images - where the file extension seems to
>> be wrong. Sometimes just renaming the extension to .jpg or .gif or
>> .bmp works, but it's trial & error.
>>
>> Is there some kind of utility that'll open files and identify what
>> type they really are, and rename them accordingly?
>>
>> Thanks
>
> For images, the free IrfanView graphics program works very well. You can
> convert image files to other formats with it, too. Get it at:
>
> http://www.irfanview.com
>
> If you have other non-graphic files, you can look up the file extension
> here:
>
> http://filext.com/
>
> That will give you a clue as to what program(s) will open them.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
!