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    resolved [RESOLVED] Unknown file extension

    Hey guys,

    I have a file that was emailed to me. We believe that it's an image, but we're not sure... the file had no extension. I've tried adding a .jpg, .tif, .psd, .eps and .bmp extension, and nothing's working.

    When I look at the file properties, it just says that it's a "file".

    Does anyone have any idea how I could find out the correct extension?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Many times the type of file it is, is coded in the first few byes of the file. If dont have a hex editor you could open it with Wordpad (or any other text editor) and you'll see something like:

    Code:
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    54 68 65 42 65 61 72 4D 61 79

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    wow - awesome... that worked perfectly.

    it was an EPS file (the person that sent it told me she tried that.. i guess not though)

    thanks a lot TheBearMay

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