Have you ever encountered an error when trying to open a file? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes, we download files from different sources and we are unable to open them because either the file format is changed or it has an unknown file format. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we will share with you a technique on how to find the correct file format or type of file so that you can open it without any problem.
First of all, let’s talk about file extensions. A file extension is used by Windows to identify which application will run it. If the extension is changed by mistake or by purpose, we can easily identify the correct version. Here’s how to find the correct file format:
Step 1: See the File Extension
Open File Explorer, press Alt and T to open the tool menu, and click Folder Options. Unselect “Hide extensions of known file types.” This will show you the file extension of any file you have on your computer.
Step 2: Identify the Correct File Format
Let’s say you have three different files of different types. To identify the correct file format, you can use the website checkfiletype.com. This website allows you to upload your file and gives you the result of the correct file format.
For example, let’s say you have a file that you can’t open. You can upload it to checkfiletype.com, and it will give you the correct file format. Once you know the correct file format, you can change the extension of the file to the correct one, and it will work correctly.
This technique is also very useful when performing cyber forensics and cybercrime investigations.
In conclusion, finding the correct file format or type of file is essential when it comes to opening files. By following these simple steps, you can easily find the correct file format and fix any errors that you might encounter.