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Thread: Identify Unkown File Types

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    On occasion I seem to d/l files which have no identifiable file type. I've tried using the winrar, ultraiso etc to see the contents, but to no avail. I know that p2p networks are full of bogus files and misnamed fakes, but some of the unknowns I've run across are up to 700mb in size.. Are they other ways of identifying these files or veiwing the contents?

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
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    Feb 2003
    yeah my tip hilight the curser over the file and wait for the yellow box to come up and try to look at its detail description and filename

    actully normally when it says real its means fake!!

    also if dl is going so incredabily fast that means its most cernantly a fake

    also if a file has frn on the end u knwo its the real thing

  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    Thanks for the quick reply..
    The yellow box doesn't give any help as to its file type.. I just find it odd that a 700mb file is just garbage.. Seems like there has to be something there other than just an file with no extension..

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
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    Mar 2003

    hi there !
    i've had similar problems untill i installed WinISO and Fireburner.
    they open up image files and give you a chance to get to the EXE file for installation. like you i could'nt imagine a file that size not being there.

  5. File Sharing   -   #5
    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Try looking at the files in DOS.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    renameing the extension is the key

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
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    im not sure
    Hex Editor?

  8. File Sharing   -   #8
    Thanks for the replies, but
    WinISO, UltraISO show nothing/ DOS shows no extension/ Don't know what to look for in a hexeditor to identify a file type..

  9. File Sharing   -   #9
    don't use the 'all' search at all, this way you'll avoid getting files like that. Some times the description or comment might help (de colapse and lookj for ppl that have changed the title, they'll somtimes change the description and comments too)...

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
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    Mar 2003
    Quickview plus from the fosi site will open almost anything. If there's an .nfo file or a read me, it should give you an idea.


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