File format overview and information

File type description

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Archive file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
7z 7z compressed archive file 7Zip
WinRAR
WinZip
7-Zip and Igor Pavlov
apk Android Package File Google Android SDK
7-Zip
WinRar
Android phones
Android
bz2 BZzip2 compressed archive file Corel WinZip
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
WinRAR 5
PeaZipExternal Link
7-Zip
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
Julian Seward
crx Chrome Extension 7-Zip (Windows)
Google Chrome (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Google
deb Debian Software Package 7-Zip (Windows)
Adept (Linux)
Cydia (iOS)
Debian package management system (Linux)
IZArc (Windows)
Synaptic Package Manager (Linux)
N/A
gz Gnu Zipped Archive File Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
Corel WinZip 18.5
7-Zip
Xarchive
WinRAR 5
The GNU Project
gzip Gnu Zipped File Smith Micro Stufflt Deluxe 2010 (Windows)
Corel WinZip 18.5 (Windows)
7-Zip (Windows)
Smith Micro Stufflt Deluxe 16 (Mac)
Apple archive Utility (Mac)
Gzip (Linux)
Xarchive (Linux)
Jean-loup Gailly, Mark Adler
jar Java Archive File Oracle Java Runtime Environment
Corel WinZip Mac Edition 3
Apple Jar Launcher
Web Browsers
Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation
rar WinRAR Compressed Archive 7Zip
StuffIt
WinRAR
WinZip
Eugene Roshal
rpm Red Hat Package Manager File Alien (Linux)
Incredible Bee Archiver (Mac)
Red Hat Package Manager (Linux)
The Unarchiver (Mac)
Red Hat
sitx StuffIt X Archive Incredible Bee Archiver (Mac)
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe (Windows & Mac)
The Unarchiver (Mac)
Smith Micro
tar Consolidated Unix File Archive Apple Archive Utility
GNU Tar
Corel WinZip 18.5
7-Zip
The GNU Project
tar.gz Compressed Tarball File 7-Zip (Windows)
Acubix PicoZip (Windows)
Apple Archive Utility (Mac)
Ark (Linux)
Corel WinZip (Windows)
gzip (Linux)
PeaZip (Windows)
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe (Windows & Mac)
The Unarchiver (Mac)
WinInizio ZipGenius (Windows)
WinRAR 5 (Windows)
Xarchive (Linux)
ZDevs ZArchiver (Android)
The GNU Project
tgz Gzipped Tar File Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 2010 (Windows, Mac)
WinRAR 5 (Windows)
Corel WinZip 18.5 (Windows)
7-Zip (Windows)
Zipeg (Windows, Mac)
Incredible Bee Archiver (Mac)
Tar (Linux)
Gunzip (Linux)
Pkgtool (Linux)
n/a
zip ZIP compression StuffIt
WinRAR
Winzip
PKWARE
zipx Extended Zip File B1 Free Archiver (Windows, Mac, Linux & Android)
ConeXware PowerArchiver (Windows)
Corel WinZip (Windows & Mac)
PeaZip (Windows)
RARLAB RAR (Android)
The Unarchiver (Mac)
Corel

Audio file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
3ga 3GPP Audio File Windows Media Player
QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
aac MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding File Windows Media Player
iTunes
KMPlayer
RealPlayer
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Fraunhofer IIS, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dolby, and Sony Corporation
aif Audio Interchange File Format Windows Media Player
Apple Quicktime
Winamp
VLC Media Player
Apple Inc
aifc Compressed Audio Interchange File Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media
Adobe Audition CC
Vgmstream
Cog
Apple
aiff Audio Interchage File Format Apple QuickTime
VLC media Player
Winamp
Windows Media Player
Apple Inc
amr Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec File Audacity
Android
Open Source software
AMR Player
QuickTime
Real Player
VLS Media Player
Apple iPhone
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
ape Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File Adobe Audition CC 2015
AIMP
Cog
Monkey's Audio
MPlayer
NCH WavePad
Nullsoft Winamp with Monkey's Audio Plugin
Matthew T. Ashland
au Audio File Nullsoft Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Adobe Audition CC
Sun Microsystems
aup Audacity Project File Audacity Audacity
caf Apple Core Audio Format Soundtrack Pro
Logic Studio
QuickTime
Apple Inc
flac Free Lossless Audio Codec File Real Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Xiph.Org Foundation
gsm Global System for Mobile Audio File VideoLAN VLC media player
SoX
NCH Switch
N/A
iff EA Interchange File Format ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Adobe Audition (Windows & Mac)
Apple QuickTime Player (Windows & Mac)
Cloanto Amiga Forever (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Corel PaintShop Pro X8 (Windows)
IFFPencil (Windows)
IFFSnooper (Mac)
IrfanView (Windows)
ShedWorx Smart Converter (Mac)
XnViewMP (Windows & Linux)
Electronic Arts
kar Karaoke files Mireth Technology Music Man
Nullsoft Winamp
PG music Band-in-a-Box
Recisio KaraFun
vanBasco's Karaoke Player
Tune 1000 Corp
m4a MPEG-4 Audio Layer Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLan VLC Media Player
Apple
m4p iTunes Music Store Audio File KMPlayer
iTunes
Spotify
VideoLAN VLC Madia Player
QuickTime
Apple Inc.
m4r iPhone Ringtone File Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Apple Inc
mid Musical Instrument Digital Interface MIDI-sequention Sound Audio Evolution
Sonar
Master Tacks Pro
GarageBand
Various
midi MIDI files Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Nullsoft Winamp
Sonar
GarageBand
Audio Evolution
Master Tacks Pro
Various
mmf Synthetic Music Mobile Application File Yamaha MidRadio Player (Windows, Mac)
Yamaha Mobile Contents Player (Windows)
Yamaha
mp2 MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File Apple iTunes (Windows, Mac)
Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows)
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud (Windows, Mac, Linux)
VideoLAN VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
PeonySoft MP2 Converter (Windows)
Adobe Audition (Windows, Mac)
Moving Picture Experts Group
mp3 MPEG Layer 3 Audio RealOne
WinAmp
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Real Player
Fraunhofer Institute
mpa MPEG-2 Audio File Apple iTunes (Windows, Mac)
Apple QuickTime Player (Windows, Mac)
Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows)
RealNetwork RealPlayer Cloud (Windows, Mac & Linux)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows, Mac, Linux & iOS)
N/A
mpc Musepack Compressed Audio File Aqualung
Audacious
DeliPlayer
jetAudio
JRiver Media Center
MPlayer
Nullsoft Winamp (plug-in needed)
VideoLAN VLC media player
Musepack
mpga MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Real Networks
Linux-Any Audio Player
N/A
ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio File Apple QuickTime Player
Real Player
Windows Media Player
Xiph.Org Foundation
oma Sony OpenMG audio Sony SonicStage (Windows)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Sony
opus Opus Audio File AIMP
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
OPUS tools
Xiph.org
qcp Qualcomm PureVoice Audio File QUALCOMM PureVoice Player-Recorder
QUALCOMM PureVoice Converter
QUALCOMM PureVoice SDK
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Qualcomm
ra Real Audio File RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)
VideoLAN VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter (Windows)
Web Browser With the RealPlayer Plugin (Windows, Mac, Linux)
RealNetworks
ram Real Media Audio Metadata File RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Real Networks
rta TrueRTA Project File True Audio TrueRTA
Adobe RoboHelp 11
True Audio
wav WAVE Audio CyberLink PowerDirector
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Roxio Creator 2009
Microsoft & IBM
wma Windows Media (Metafile) MPlayer
Realplayer
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Windows Movie Maker
Zune software
Open Source
Microsoft
xspf XML Shareable Playlist Format Roxio Creator NXT Pro (Windows)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows)
Clementine (Windows
VideoLAN VLC media player (Mac)
Clementine (Mac)
Amarok (Linux)
Audacious (Linux)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Linux)
Clementine (Linux)
N/A – open source

CAD file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
3dm Rhino 3D Model Autodesk Fusion 360 (Windows)
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8 (Mac)
McNeel Rhino (Windows & Mac)
Robert McNeel & Associates
3ds 3D Studio Scene Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows)
CADSoftTools ABViewer (Windows)
Cheetah3D (Mac)
GLC_Player (Windows, Mac & Linux)
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe (Windows & Mac)
MAXON Cinema 4D (Windows & Mac)
MeshLab (Windows & Mac)
pmG messiahStudio (Windows & Mac)
Trimble SketchUp (Windows & Mac)
Autodesk
dwg AutoCAD Drawing Database File Adobe Illustrator
AutoCAD
Autodesk DWG TrueView
CorelCAD
Autodesk
dxf Drawing Exchange Format File Adobe Illustratror
AutoCAD
CorelCAD
Open Office
PaintShop Pro
Autodesk
max 3ds Max Scene File Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk
obj Wavefront 3D Object File Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows & Mac)
Autodesk AutoCAD (Windows)
Autodesk Maya (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Blender (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Cheetah3D (Mac)
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (Windows)
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio (Windows & Mac)
GLC_Player (Linux)
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe (Mac)
IMSI TurboCAD Pro (Windows)
MeshLab (Windows, Mac & Linux)
MAXON Cinema 4D (Windows & Mac)
NewTek Lightwave (Windows & Mac)
Siemens Solid Edge (Windows)
Smith Micro Poser (Windows & Mac)
Wavefront Technologies

Data file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
ged GEDCOM Genealogy Data File Ages! (Windows)
Ancestral Author (Windows)
Behold (Windows)
GeneWeb (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Gramps (Windows, Mac & Linnux)
Leister Prodcustions Reunion (Mac)
LifeLines (Windows & Linux)
RootsMagic (Windows)
Taurus FamilyTree (Windows & Mac)
Thoughtful Creations Genbox Family History (Windows)
The LDS Church
itl iTunes Library File Apple iTunes Apple
keychain Mac OS X Keychain File Apple Keychain Access Apple
sdf Standard Data File Pervasive PSQL
dBase
Rosenvick AspireGold
N/A
tax2014 TurboTax 2014 Tax Return Intuit TurboTax Deluxe (Windows & Mac) Intuit

Database file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
accdb Access 2007 Database File Microsoft Access (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
MDB Viewer (Windows & Mac)
Microsoft
bup DVD Info Backup File CD Indexer
Brother Embroidery System File
PC-Bibliothek Update File
N/A
db Database file Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Access 2013
Corel paradox
Libre Office
SQ lite
Microsoft Corporation
mdb Microsoft Access Database Freewind MDB Converter (Windows)
Kexi (Linux)
mdb-expot (Linux)
MDBopener (Web)
MDB Viewer (Mac)
MDB Viewer Plus (Windows)
Microsoft Access 2016 (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
SAS Institute SAS (Windows & Linux)
Wolfram Research Mathematica (Windows & Mac)
Microsoft
pdb Program Database ICE Book Reader
Palm Reader
Microsoft Visual Studio
Pegasus
Quicken
Various
sql Structured Query Language Data File Altova DatabaseSpy (Windows)
Apple TextEdit (Mac)
Bare Bones BBEdit (Mac)
gVim (Windows)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
MalcolmHardie Solutions SQLEditor (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
MySQL (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Richardson RazorSQL (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Other text editors
N/A

Developer file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
c C/C++ Source Code File Apple Xcode (Mac)
BloodshedSoftware Dev-C++ (Windows)
Borland C++Builder (Windows)
Code::Blocks (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Eclipse IDE for C Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Embarcadero C++Builder (Windows)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools (Mac)
GNU Emacs (Linux)
gVim (Windows)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
Vim (Linux)
ZinjaI (Windows, Mac & Linux)
N/A
class Java Class File Apple Jar Launcher (Mac)
dirtyJOE (Windows)
DJ Java Decompiler (Windows)
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
JD-GUI (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Oracle Java Runtime Environment (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Oracle
cpp C++ Source Code File Apple Xcode (Mac)
BloodshedSoftware Dev-C++ (Windows)
Code::Blocks (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Eclipse IDE for C Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Embarcadero Technologies C++ Builder (Windows)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
Freescale CodeWarrior Cevelopment Tool (Mac)
GNU Compiler Collection (Mac & Linux)
MacroMate TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
N/A
cs Visual C# Source Code File Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
IC Code SharpDevelop (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
MonoDevelop (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Notepad++ (Windows)
Microsoft
dtd Document Type Definition File Altova XMLSpy (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Apple TextEdit (Mac)
JAPISoft EditiX (Windows)
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio (Windows)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
Progress Stylus Studio (Windows)
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Other Text Editors
N/A
fla Adobe Flash Animation Adobe Flash Professional (Windows & Mac) Adobe Systems
h C/C++/Objective-C Header File BloodshedSoftware Dev-C++ (Windows)
Borland C++ Compiler (Windows)
Code::Blocks (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Eclipse IDE for C Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Embarcadero C++ Builder (Windows)
GNU Compiler Collection (Mac & Linux)
GNU Emacs (Linux)
gVim (Windows)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
Vi (Linux)

Any Text Editor
N/A
java Java Source Code File Apple Xcode (Mac)
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
Google Android Studio (Windows, Mac & Linux)
GNU Emacs (Linux)
gVim (Windows)
javac (Linux)
MacoMates TextMate (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Oracle Java Virtual Machine (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Oracle NetBeans (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Vi (Linux)
Xinox JCreator (Windows)

Any Text Editor
Oracle
lua Lua Source File Addon Studio for World of Warcraft (Windows)
Blizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit (Windows & Mac)
GNU Compiler Collection (Mac & Linux)
GNU Emacs (Linux)
Microsoft Notepad (windows)
Notepad++ (Windows)
Rovio Mobile Angry Birds (Mac)
Vim (Linux)

Other text editor
N/A
m Objective-C Implementation File Apple compiler (Linux)
Apple Xcode (Mac)
Bare Bones BBEdit (Mac)
GNU Compiler Collection (Mac & Linux)
gVim (Windows)
jEdit (Windows, Mac & Linux)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
Richardson EditRocket (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Stepstone compiler (Linux)
Vim (Linux)
Apple
pl Perl Script ActiveState ActivePerl (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Bare Bones BBEdit (Mac)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
IndigoStar PerlEdit (Windows)
Late Night Affrus (Mac)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Perl (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Strawberry Perl (Windows)
N/A
py Python Script gedit (Linux)
GNU Emacs (Linux)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Notepad++ (Windows)
Python Software Foundation Python (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Other text editor
Python Software Foundation
sh Bash Shell Script Apple Terminal (Mac)
Cygwin (Windows)
BNU Bash (Windows, Mac & Linux)
gVIM (Windows)
iTerm (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
Notepad++ (Windows)
Vim (Linux)
N/A
sln Visual Studio Solution File Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
MonoDevelop (Windows & Mac)
VSoft Technologies FinalBuilder (Windows)
Microsoft
swift Swift Source Code File Apple Xcode (Mac)
Other text editors (Mac)
Apple
vb Visual Basic Project Item File Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
Microsoft WScript (Windows)

Any text editor (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Microsoft
vcxproj Visual C++ Project Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows) Microsoft
xcodeproj Xcode Project Apple Xcode (Mac) Apple

Document file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
chm Compiled HTML Help File Beyond CHM
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Reader
Mozilla Firefox
xCHM
Microsoft
csk Claris Works File ClarisWorks Apple
doc Microsoft Word Binary File Format Microsoft Word (97-2010)
WordPerfect
AbiWord
Apple Pages
AppleWorks
KWord
Microsoft Word
StarOffice
IBM Lotus Symphony
Microsoft
docm Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Word 2013
OpenOffice
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 7
Microsoft
docx Microsoft Word Open XML Document Microsoft Word 2013
Corel WordPerfect X7
Apple Pages 5.2
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 7
Google Drive
Microsoft
dot Microsoft Word Document Template File Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Works
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft
dotx Word Open XML Document Template Microsoft Word 2013
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Microsoft
eml E-Mail Message Microsoft Outlook Express, 2016
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows Live Mail
Apple Mail
Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla SeaMonkey
BitDaddys emlOpenViewFree
Encryptomatic Message Viewer Lite
Novell GroupWise
Perion IncrediMail
Microsoft
hwp Hanword Document Hancom Office (Microsoft, Linux)
Planamesa NeoOffice (Mac)
Hancom Office Viewer
Hancom
log Log File Apple console
Apple Text Edit
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft Word
OpenOffice Writer
N/A
m3u Media Playlist File Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC Media Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Creator
Nullsoft Winamp
Apple Inc.
msg Outlook Mail Message Microsoft Outlook (Windows)
Encryptomatic MsgViewer Pro (Windows)
BitDaddys Email Open View Pro (Windows)
EZ Freeware Free Opener (Windows)
Kupon.BG Klammer (Mac and iOS)
45 RPM MailRaider (Mac)
Microsoft
odt OpenDocument Text Document Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
OpenOffice Writer
Sun Microsystems
oxps OpenXPS File Microsoft XPS Viewer (Windows)
Pagemark XpsViewer (Windows, Mac)
Microsoft Word 2011, 2013 (Windows)
NiXPS View (Windows, Mac)
Microsoft
pages Pages Document Pages 4.0
Pages 4.1
Pages 4.2
iWork '09
Google Docs
Jumpshare
Apple Inc.
pdf Portable Document Format Adobe Viewer
Ghostscript
Ghostview
Xpdf
gPDF
Acrobat Reader
Adobe Systems
pub Microsoft Publisher Document File Microsoft Publisher Microsoft
rtf Rich Text Format AbiWord
Kword
Microsoft Word
TextEdit
WordPad
Microsoft
sxw StarOffice Writer Document StarOffice Writer
OpenOffice Writer
LibreOffice
Sun Microsystems
tex LaTeX Source Document BaKoMa TeX (Windows)
gVim (Windows)
LaTeX Editor (Windows)
LyX/Mac (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
proTeXt (Windows)
Skim (Mac)
Texmaker (Windows, Mac & Linux)
TeXnicCenter (Windows)
TeXShop (Mac)
TeXworks (Windows, Mac & Linux)
LaTeX3 Project
txt Raw text file Notepad
TextEdit
WordPad
Microsoft
vnt Mobile Phone vNote File Apple Text Editor
BlockSoft MemoBlock
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft Word
Microsoft WordPad
Notes for Sony Ericsson
Samsung S Memo
Sony Ericsson
wpd WordPerfect Document File Corel WordPerfect
OpenOffice Writer
Microsoft Word
Corel
wps Microsoft Works Word Processor Document Microsoft Word
Microsoft Works Word Processor
NeoOffice
OxygenOffice
Works Converter
Microsoft
xml Extensible Markup Language Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
JAPISoft EditiX
Wattle XMLwriter
MacroMates TextMate
World Wide Web Consortium
xps Microsoft XML Paper Specification File XPSView
Evince
XPS Viewer
MuPDF
Harlequin RIP
Okular
STDU Viewer
Xara DEsigner Pro
XPS Annotator
Microsoft, Ecma International

eBook file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
azw Amazon Kindle ebook file Amazon Kindle Reader
Kindle for iOS
Kindle for Android
Amazon
azw3 Amazon KF8 eBook File Amazon Kindle for PC
Amazon kindle for MAC
Amazon
cbr ComicBook RAR Archive CDisplay
ComicFlow
Perfect Viewer
N/A
epub Electronic Publication Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Adobe Digital Editions
Sony Reader
Apple iBooks
Google Books
International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
fb2 FictionBook 2.0 File Apple iBooks
Calibre
Cool Viewer
FBReader
Fiction Book
lit Microsoft eBook File Microsoft Reader Microsoft
lrf Sony Portable Reader File Sony Reader Sony
mbp Mobipocket Notes File Mobipocket Reader Desktop
MBP reader
Mobipocket
mobi Mobipocket Amazon Kindle
Apple iBooks
Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Amazon
opf Open Packaging Format File Adobe Digital Editions (Windows & MAC)
Adobe InDesign CC (Windows & MAC)
Calibre (Windows, MAC & Linux)
KDE Okular (Windows, MAC & Linux)
Geometer Plus FBReader (Windows, MAC & Linux)
IDPF
prc Mobipocket eBook File Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Amazon Kindle
Apple iBooks
Mobipocket
tcr Psion Series 3 eBook File Calibre (Windows, Mac 6 Linux) Psion Teklogix

Misc file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
app Mac OS X Application Apple OS X Apple
bat DOS Batch File Parallels Desktop (Mac)
Microsoft Windows (Windows)
Microsoft Windows Command Prompts (Windows)

Any Text Editor
Microsoft
bfc Windows Briefcase File Microsoft Windows Briefcase
Windows Explorer
n/a
cda CD Audio Track Shortcut Nullsoft Winap
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple iTunes
Microsoft windows Media Player
N/A
cfg Configuration File Apple TextEdit (Mac)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
MacVim (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Microsoft WordPad (Windows)
Notepad2 (Windows)

Other Text Editors
N/A
cgi Common Gateway Interface Script Bare Bones BBEdit (Mac)
gVim (Windows)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
Richardson EditRocket (Windows, Linux & Mac)

Other Text Editors
N/A
com DOS Command File Microsoft Windows (Windows)
Parallels Desktop (Mac)
Microsoft
crdownload Chrome Partially Downloaded File Google Chrome Google
dao Disk at Once CD/DVD Image Iopshop Duplicator (Windows)
Smart Projects IsoBuster (Windows)
EZB Systems UltraISO (Windows)
n/a
dem Video Game Demo File Epic Game Unreal Tournament (Windows & Mac)
id Software Hexen 2 (Windows)
id Software Quake (Windows & Mac)
Valve Counter-Strike (Windows & Mac)
VirtualDub (Windows)
Valve
exe Executable file DOS
OS/2
Windows
DOS
fm3 Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet Format File IBM Collaboration Solutions (Windows)
Microsoft Excel (Windows)
IBM
fnt Windows Font File FontForge (windows, Mac & Linux)
Microsoft Windows (Windows)
VSoft FontEdit (Windows)
N/A
fon Generic Font File Microsoft Windows Font Viewer (Windows) N/A
gadget Windows Gadget Microsoft Windows (Windows) Microsoft
gam Saved Game File Various Video Games n/a
gho Norton Ghost Backup File Symantec Ghost Solution Suite (Windows) Symantec
gpx GPS Exchange File Apple Xcode (Mac)
Fugawi Global Navigator (Windows)
Garmin MapSource (Windows)
Google Earth (Windows & Mac)
GottenGeography (Linux)
GPS Utility (Windows)
GPSRouteX (Mac)
GPX Viewer (Linux)
JOSM (Linux)
Merkaartor (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Microsoft Streets & Tips (Windows)
Safe Software FME Desktop (Windows)
TatukGIS Viewer (Windows)
TopoGrafix EasyGPS (Windows)
n/a
ics iCalendar File Microsoft Outlook 2013
Mozilla Sunbird
Microsoft Works
Internet Engineering Task Force Calendaring and Scheduling Working Group
img Disk Image File Apple Disk Utility
Roxio Toast 12
SlySoft CloneCD
Apple
indd Adobe InDesign Document Adobe InCopy (Windows & Mac)
Adobe InDesign (Windows & Mac)
Stellar Phoenix InDesign Repair (Mac)
QuarkXPress with ID2Q XTension (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Systems
inf Setup Information File Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Notepad
MacroMates TextMate
Microsoft
ini Windows Initialization File Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
N/A
ipa iOS Application Apple iTunes Apple
iso Disc Image File 7-Zip (Windows)
Alcohol 120% (Windows)
Apple Disk Utility (Mac)
Brasero (Linux)
Canonical Furius ISO Mount (Linux)
Corel WinZip (Windows)
dd (Linux)
DT Soft DAEMON Tools (Windows)
ISO Master (Windows & Linux)
K3b (Linux)
LSoft Technologies Active@ ISO Burner (Windows)
MagicISO MagicDist (Windows)
NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD (Windows)
Nero (Windows)
Parallels Desktop (Mac)
PowerIso (Windows)
RARLAB RAR (Android)
Roxio Creator NXT Pro (Windows)
Roxio Toast (Mac)
SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive (Windows)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows, Mac & Linux)
VMware Fusion (Mac)
WinRAR (Windows)
N/A
jad Java Application Descriptor File LogoManager MobiMB Mobile Media Browser (Windows)
JADMaker (Windows)
Oracle
kml Keyhole Markup Language File Blender (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper (Windows)
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop (Windows)
Google Earth (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Google Maps (Web)
Merkaartor (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Keyhole PRO (Windows & Mac)
N/A
kmz Keyhole Markup Language (Zipped) Google Earth
Google Maps
Trimble SketchUp
Global Mapper
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Keyhole, Inc., Google
mdf Media Disc Image File Alcohol 120%
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
DT Soft DAEMON Tools
H+H Software Virtual CD
MagicISO
PowerISO
Smart Projects IsoBuster
WinMount International WinMount
Alcohol Software
mdi Microsoft Document Imaging File Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007 (Windows)
Bugysoft MDI2PDF Converter (Wndows)
Microsoft
mim Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File Apple Mail (Mac)
Corel WinZip (Windows)
KMail (Linux)
Microsoft Outlook (Windows & Mac)
Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows)
Mozilla Thunderbird (Windows & Mac)
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe (Windows & Mac)
Internet Engineering Task Force
mtb MINITAB Exec File Minitab (Windows) Minitab
nes Nintendo (NES) ROM File FCEUX (Windows, Mac & Linux)
iNES (Windows)
Jnes (Windows)
MESS (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Nesoid (Android)
NesterJ (Windows)
Nestopia (Windows, Mac & Linux)
VirualNES (Windows)
N/A
otf OpenType Font AMP Font Viewer (Windows)
Apple Font Book (MAC)
FontForge (Windows, MAC & Linux)
Microsoft Windows Font Viewer (Windows)
Adobe & Microsoft
pes Brother Embroidery Format Designer's Gallery Studio Plus
Embroidermodder
BALARAD Embird Studio
Buzz Tools
S & S Computing SewWhat!
N/A
pif Program Information File Microsoft Windows N/A
pkg Mac OS X Installer Package Apple Installer
CharlesSoft Pacifist
Apple
plugin Mac OS X Plug-in Apple QuickTime Player (Mac)
Apple Safari (Mac)
Mozilla Firefox (Mac)
N/A
ps Adobe PostScript File ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Adobe Acrobat (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Illustrator (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows & Mac)
Evince (Linux)
GPL Ghostscript (Windows)
GSView (Windows & Linux)
Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Adobe Systems
rem BlackBerry Encrypted Data File Research In Motion BlackBerry Desktop Manager Research In Motion
rom N64 Game ROM File 1964 (Windows)
Daedalus (Windows)
Mupen64Plus (Windows & Mac)
Nemu64 (Windows)
Project64 (Windows)
sixtyforce (Mac)
SupraHLE (Windows)
UltraHLE (Windows)
UltraHLE 2064 (Windows)
N/A
sav Saved Game Original program N/A
t65 PageMaker Template File Adobe PageMaker (Windows & Mac)
Adobe InDesign (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Systems
tmp Temporary File Apple Safari
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
N/A
toast Toast Disc Image Roxio Popcorn (Mac)
Roxio Toast (Mac)
Roxio
torrent BitTorrent file BitTorrent
uTorrent
Vuze
BitComet
FlashGet
Shareaza
Headlight GetRight
BitLord
Ares
Deluge
Opera
BitTorrent, Inc.
ttf TrueType Font CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 (Windows)
Fontforge (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Microsoft Windows Font Viewer (Windows)
Apple Font Book (Mac)
Apple
uue Uuencoded File Apple Archive Utility (Mac)
Corel WinZip (Windows)
Smith Micro StuffIt (Windows & Mac)
uudecode (Linux)
uuencode (Linux)
N/A
vcd Virtual CD H+H Software Virtual CD (Windows)
MPlayer (Mac)
Roxio Creator NXT (Windows)
Roxio Popcorn (Mac)
Roxio Toast (Mac)
WinMount International WinMount (Windows)
H+H
vcf vCard File Microsoft Windows Contacts
Palm Desktop
QUALCOMM Eudora
Microsoft Outlook 2013
vCard Organizer
Nokia PC Suite
Internet Mail Consortium
wsf Windows Script File Microsoft CScript
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft WScript

Any text editor
Microsoft
xll Excel Add-In File Microsoft Excel (Windows & Mac) Microsoft

Presentation file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
key Keynote Presentation File Viewer Lite (Windows)
Apple Keynote 6.2 (Mac)
Apple Keynote (iOS)
Apple
odp OpenDocument Presentation File Corel WordPerfect
OpenOffice Impress
KOffice
Lotus Symphony
StarOffice
NeoOffice
Sun Microsystems, Oasis
pps PowerPoint Slide Show Apple Keynote
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
OpenOffice
Microsoft
ppsx PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show Apple Keynote
Microsoft PowerPoint
OpenOffice
Microsoft
ppt Microsoft PowerPoint Apple Keynote
Microsoft PowerPoint
OpenOffice
Microsoft
pptm PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Corel Presentations X7
Microsoft
pptx Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 XML Apple Keynote
Microsoft PowerPoint
OpenOffice
Microsoft

Raster image file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
art AOL Compressed Image File ACD Systems ACDSee 18
AOL
AOL
arw Sony Digital Camera Alpha Raw Image Format ARW Viewer
Adobe Suite
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
Microsoft Windows Photos
Sony
bmp Microsoft Windows bitmap Adobe Photoshop
MS Paint
Microsoft Photo Editor
Paintbrush
Microsoft
cr2 Canon Digital Camera Raw Image File Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Paint Shop Pro
Picasa
digiKam
Canon Inc.
crw Canon Digital Camera Raw Image Format Adobe Photoshop
Aperture
AZImage
ExifTool
Adobe Lightroom
Picasa
dcraw
jrawio
libraw
RawTherapee
BreezeBrowser
Canon, CIFF forum
dcm Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine Image File Adobe Photoshop CC
ACD Systems Canvas 15
DicomWorks
ezDICOM
MRIcro
IrfanView
OsiriX Imaging Software
MeVisLab
MRIcro
ImageMagick
GIMP
NEMA
dds Microsoft DirectDraw Surface Adobe Photoshop with NVIDIA DDS plugin
Gimp with DDS plugin
Microsoft DirectX Texture Editor
NVIDIA Texture Tools
Windows Texture Viewer
Microsoft
djvu DjVu image files DjVuLibre DjView
MacDjView Desktop Viewer
WinDjView
LizardTech Browser Plug In
AT&T Labs
dmg Mac OS X Disk Image Power Archiver
7-zip
Iso Bit Zipper
Apple INC.
dng Digital Negative Image File ACD Systems Canvas
ACD Systems ACDSee
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Apple Aperture
Apple Preview
Apple iPhoto
CyberLink PhotoDirector
File Viewer Lite
Google Picasa
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Microsoft Windows Photos
Serif PhotoPlus
ADOBE
exr OpenEXR Image Adobe After Effects (plugin needed, Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop (plugin needed, Windows & Mac)
Adobe SpeedGrade (Windows & Mac)
MacPhun ColorStrokes (Mac)
Serif PhotoPlus (Windows)
Industrial Light & Magic
fpx FlashPix Bitmap Image File Kodak Picture Easy Software
CoralDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Coral PaintShop Pro X6
Microsoft PhotoDraw
Kodak
gif CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
CompuServe
hdr High Dynamic Range Image File ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
File Viewer (Android)
HDRSoft Photomatix (Windows & Mac)
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter (Mac)
HDRsoft
ico Microsoft icon file Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Paint
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Microsoft
ithmb iPod and iPhone Photo Thumbnails File DigiDNA iMazing
Tansee iPod Transfer Photo
Tansee iPhone Transfer Photo
CompuClever Ultra File Opener
Mac OS X LogoMac
DigiDNA iMazing
Echo One File Juicer
Keith's iPod Photo Reader
Apple Inc.
jp2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File ACD Systems Canvas 15
Adobe Photoshop CC
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Apple Safari
Apple Preview
Lemkesoft Graphic Converter
Joint Photographic Experts Group
jpeg Joint Photographic Experts Group JFIF format Adobe Photoshop
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Apple Preview
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
The JPEG Committee
jpg Joint Photographic Experts Group JFIF format Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Suite
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Most web browsers
Joint Photographic Experts Group
nef Nikon Digital Camera Raw Image File Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
digiKam
Paint Shop Pro
Picasa
Nikon Inc.
nrw Nikon Digital SLR Camera Raw Image File Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Nikon ViewNX
Nikon Capture NX
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Nikon Corporation
orf Olympus Digital Camera Raw Image File Olympus Master
Adobe Photoshop CC
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
ACD Systems Canvas 15
Google Picasa
Olympus
pcd Photo CD ACD Systems Canvas 15
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Apache OpenOffice
Corel WordPerfect Office X7
ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Kodak
pct Apple Macintosh QuickDraw Image ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Adobe After Effects CC 2015
Adobe Fireworks CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
XnViewMP
Apple
pcx ZSoft Paintbrush Bitmap Image File Adobe Photoshop CC
Core PaintShop Pro X6
Corel Presentations X7
Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
ZSoft
pef Pentax Electronic File ACD System ACDSee 18
ACD Systems Canvas 15
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
File Viewer for Android
Google Picasa
MacPhun ColorStrokes
MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9
Pentax Photo Browser or Photo Laboratory
UFRaw
Pentax
pict Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/picture file ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 17
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Adobe Fireworks CCExternal Link
Adobe After Effects CC
CocoModX
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X7
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apple
png Portable Network Graphics Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC
PNG Development Group (donated to W3C)
psd Adobe Photoshop Document Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe InDesign CS6
Adobe Photoshop
GIMP
Adobe Systems
pspimage PaintShop Pro Image ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Corel Painter (Windows & Mac)
Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows)
Corel VideoStudio Pro (Windows)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows)
XnViewMP (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Corel
sfw Seattle FilmWorks image SFW2JPG
XnViewMP
SFW PhotoWorks
American Greetings SFW & PWP File Converter
Seattle Filmworks
tga Truevision Targa Graphic File Adobe Photoshop
Corel Paint Shop Pro
GIMP
Painter
Truevision
thm Video Thumbnail File Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer (Windows)
Sony Picture Motion Browser (Windows)
Microsoft Paint (Windows)
Canon ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)
Apple Preview (Mac)
Adobe Photoshop CC (Mac)
ACDSee Photo Manager 2009
Open Office
tif Tagged Image File Format Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Adobe Photoshop CC
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2
Aldus, now Adobe Systems
tiff Tagged Image File Format Microsoft Windows Photos (Windows)
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer (Windows)
Apple Preview (Mac)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Illustrator (Windows & Mac)
ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
MacPhun ColorStrokes (Mac)
Nuance PaperPort (Windows)
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate (Windows)
Roxio Toast (Mac)

Other image viewers
Aldus, Adobe Systems
wbmp Wireless Bitmap Image File ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
ACD Systems Canvas (Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows & MAc)
Corel PaintShop (Windows)
File Viewer (Android)
Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux)
N/A
webp Google Web Picture files Adobe Photoshop
Google Chrome
Picasa
Google
xcf eXperimental Computing Facility GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
CinePaint
Seashore
KolourPint
GIMP
yuv YUV Encoded Image File Datahammer 7yuv YUV Viewer (Windows)
Elecard YUV Viewer (Windows)
ImageMagick (Windows)
XnViewMP (Windows, Mac & Linux)
n/A

Spreadsheet file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
csv Comma Separated Values File Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Works
Corel Quattro Pro
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Microsoft Notepad
Libre Office
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 7
Microsoft
ods OpenDocument Spreadsheet Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
OpenOffice Calc
Sun Microsystems
xls Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel Viewer
OpenOffice
Microsoft
xlsx Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel 2007
Open Office
Oxygen Office Progessional (Linux)
Microsoft

System file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
bin Binary file AVG
CDRWin
Linux
Windows, Macintosh
cab Windows Cabinet File 7-Zip (Windows & Mac)
cabectract (Linux)
Corel WinZip (Windows)
Incredible Bee Archiver (Mac)
IZArc (Windows)
Microsoft System Configuration Utility (Windows)
Microsoft Windows Installer (Windows)
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe (Windows & Mac)
The Unarchiver (Mac)
WinInizio ZipGenius (Windows)
WinRAR (Windows)
Microsoft
cpl Windows Control Panel Item Microsoft Windows Microsoft
dat Data File Notepad
Outlook
Microsoft Word
PDF Reader
Microsoft
deskthemepack Windows 8 Desktop Theme Pack File Microsoft Windows Personalization Control Panel Microsoft
dll Dynamic Link Library DLL-Files Fixer
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Resource Hacker
Microsoft
dmp Windows Memory Dump Microsoft Dumpflop utility
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Windows Debug Tools
Windows Kernel Debug
Microsoft
drv Device Driver Microsoft Windows N/A
ffo Find Fast Document Properties Cache Microsoft Office (Windows)
Microsoft Outlook (Windows)
Microsoft
icns Mac OS X Icon Resource File Adobe Photoshop with IconBuilder for Mac Plugin (Mac)
Apple Preview (Mac)
Axialis IconWorkshop (Windows)
Folder Icon X (Mac)
Icon Machine (Mac)
Iconographer (Mac)
Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Snap Converter (Mac)
XnViewMP (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Apple
lnk Windows File Shortcut Microsoft Windows
Flint Link Info
Microsoft Corporation
nfo System Information File DIZzy
GetDiz
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft System Information
NFOPad
Microsoft
prop Android Build Properties File ES File Explorer File Manager
JRummy Apps Build Prop Editor
JRummy Apps Root Browser
Speed Software Root Explorer
Android
sys Windows System File Microsoft Windows
Parallels Desktop for Mac
Microsoft

Vector image file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
ai Adobe Illustrator File Adobe Illustrator
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Adobe Reader
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe
cdr CorelDRAW Image File Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
Corel WordPerfect Office
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Reader
Corel Corporation
emz Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile Microsoft Office 2013 (Windows)
Microsoft Visio 2013 (Windows)
Logipole Konvertor (Windows)
XniViewMP (Windows, Linux, Mac OS)
Microsoft
eps Adobe Encapsulated PostScript Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop (later versions)
Ghostscript
GIMP (requires Ghostscript)
OpenOffice
Adobe Systems
odg OpenDocument Graphic File Libre Office
OpenOffice Draw
Sun Microsystems
svg Scalable Vector Graphics File Adobe Photoshop
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Corel SVG Viewer
World Wide Web Consortium
vsd Microsoft Visio Drawing File Microsoft Visio 2013
LibreOffice
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Microsoft
wmf Windows Metafile ACD Systems ACDSee 17
ACD Systems Canvas
Adobe Illustrator
Apple QuickTie Player
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Cristallight WMF Converter Pro
GIMP
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
Inkscape
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft Picture It!
Microsoft
wpg WordPerfect Graphics File CorelDRaw Graphics Suite X7
Inkscape
Corel WordPerfect X7
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
Serif PhotoPlus
Corel

Video file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
3g2 3rd Generation Partnership Project Multimedia File Microsoft Media Player Classic
Apple QuickTime Player
GOM Player
Totem
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
3rd Generation Partnership Project 2
3gp 3rd Generation Partnership Project Adobe Flash Professional
Windows Media Player
QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Nokia Suite
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
3gpp Third Generation Partnership Project Media File QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
amv Anime Music Video File File Viewer Plus (Windows)
Callum Hollywood AMV Studio (Windows)
AMV Converter mod (Windows)
AMV Convert Tool (Windows)
AMV Marker (Windows)
n/a
arf WebEx Advanced Recording File Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player (Windows & Mac) Cisco
asf Advanced Systems Format File Real Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Microsoft
avi Microsoft Audio/Visual Interleaved Video Lan VLC Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Apple Quick Time Player
DIVX Player
Microsoft
ced JVC Camera Video Data File This file is not supposed to be opened and will need to be converted to become useful. n/a
cpi AVCHD Video Clip Information File Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Windows, Mac)
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 (Windows)
Roxio Popcorn (Mac)
CyberLink Power Director 12 Ultra (Windows)
Pinnacle Studio 17.5 (Windows)
Corel Videostudio Pro X7 Ultimate (Windows)
Sony Vegas Pro 13 (Windows)
Sony and Panasonic
divx Digital Video Express Encoded Movie Files Video LAN VLC Media Player
DivX 7
Microsoft Windows Media Player
CyberLink PowerDVD 14
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2.
Roxio Toast 12
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
DivX Networks Inc.
f4v Flash MP4 Video File Adobe FlashPlayer 13
Adobe Flash Professional CC
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Adobe Systerm
flv Flash video FFDShow
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Adobe Systems
h264 H.264 Encoded Video File Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows)
Apple QuickTime Player (Windows, Mac)
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 (Windows
Roxio Toast 12 (Mac)
Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Ultimate (Windows)
CyberLink Power DVD 14 (Windows)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
n/a
ifo DVD Info File WinDVD
CyberLink PowerDVD 10
Roxio Creator 2010
Nero ShowTime
N/A
m2ts MPEG-2 Transport Stream Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Sony Picture Motion Browser
Sony
m4v iTunes Video File Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
VLC Media Player
Apple
mkv Matroska Video File VLC Media Player Steve Lhomme
mod Camcorder Recorded Video (Modul) File Quicktime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
JVC/Panasonic
mov QuickTime Movie Apple QuickTime Player
CyberLink PowerDirector
Roxio Easy Media Creator
Apple
mp4 MPEG-4 Video Stream Real Media Player
WinAmp
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Moving Picture Experts Group
mpeg Motion Picture Experts Group file interchange format Windows Media Player
Windows Movie Maker
VLC Video Player
Apple iTunes
Quicktime Player
Adobe Flash
Roxio
Cyberlink video editing software
Xilisoft Video Converter
IOS/IEC
mpg MPEG Video Stream Windows Media Player
Windows Movie Maker
VLC Video Player
Apple iTunes
Quicktime Player
Adobe Flash
Roxio
Cyberlink video editing software
Xilisoft Video Converter
IOS/IEC
mswmm Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Project File Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker
Microsoft
mts AVCHD Video File VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Sony, Panasonic
mxf Material Exchange Format File Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Windows, Mac)
Avid Media Composer (Windows, Mac)
Sony Vegas Pro 13 (Windows)
Grass Valley Edius (Windows)
Avid Pro Tools (Windows, Mac)
Open Cube XFReader (Windows)
OpenCube XFConverter (Windows)
AmberFin MXF Desktop (Windows)
VideoLAN VLC media player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Apple QuickTime Player (Mac)
SMPTE
ogv Ogg Video File VLC
Miro media Player
MPlayer
Helix Player
Xiph.org
qt Apple QuickTime Movie Apple QuickTime Player (Windows, Mac)
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 (Windows)
Roxio Toast 12 (Mac)
CyberLink PowerDVD 14 (Windows)
Adobe Flash Professional CC (Windows, Mac)
Eltima Elmedia Player (Mac)
Apple
rm Real Media File RealNetworks RealPlayer Real Networks
srt SubRip Text Subtitle file MPlayer
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
Microsoft Windows Media Player with VobSub plugin
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
Aegisub
Jubler
olimsoft OPlayer
N/A
swf Shockwave Flash Movie Adobe Flash Player
Web Browser with flash plugin
FutureWave Software
ts Video Transport Stream File VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Ultimate
CyberLink PowerProducer 6
Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip
Pinnacle Studio 17.5
MPEG
vep AVS Video Editor Project File Online Media Technologies AVS Video Editor Online Media Technologies
vob Video Object File Video Lan VLC Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
BlazeDVD, Corel WinDVD
PowerDVD 11
DVD Forum
vpj VideoPad Video Editor Project File NCH VideoPad Video Editor NCH Software
webm Web Media File Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Opera
QuickTime
YouTube
Adobe Flash
Skype
On2, Xiph, and Matroska; later Google
wlmp Windows Live Movie Maker Project File Microsoft Live Movie Maker Microsoft
wmv Windows Media Video MPlayer
Microsoft Windows Media Player
PowerDVD
RealPlayer
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Microsoft

Website file formats

Format File format name Programs that use this format Author
asp Active Server Page Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Fireworks (Windows & Mac)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
Microsoft IIS (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
Microsoft Visual Web Developer (Windows)

Any Web Browser
Any Text Editor
Microsoft
aspx Active Server Page Extended file Microsoft Visual Web Developer
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
ES-Computing Edit Plus
Any Web browser
Microsoft
cer Internet Security Certificate Adobe Acrobat DC (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Reader (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Apple Keychain Access (Mac)
Apple Safari (Mac)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

Other Web Browsers
N/A
cfm ColdFusion Markup File Adobe ColdFusion (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Adobe ColdFusion Builder (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac)
New Atlanta BlueDragon (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Railo (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Any Text Editor
Any Web Browser
Adobe Systems
cfml ColdFusion Markup Language File Adobe ColdFusion (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Adobe ColdFusion Builder (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Dreamweaver CC (Windows & Mac)
Railo (Windows, Mac & Linux)

View in any web browser
Adobe Systems
csr Certificate Signing Request File Microsoft IIS (Windows)
OpenSSL (Windows, Mac & Linux)
N/A
css Cascading Style Sheets Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Opera
World Wide Web Consortium
htm Hypertext Markup Language File Opera explorer, Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Visual Studio, Any text editor,
and web browsers.
W3C & WHATWG
html Hypertext Markup Language with a client-side image map Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Opera
Safari
Other internet browsers
World Wide Web Consortium & WHATWG
js JavaScript File Adobe Dreamweaver CC (Windows, Mac)
Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 (Windows, Mac)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Windows)
Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA (Windows)
Es-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
Apple Dashcode (Mac)
Bare Bones BBEdit 10 (Mac)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Other text editors
Other web browsers
n/a
json JavaScript Object Notation File Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Notepad ++
Mozilla Firefox
n/a
jsp Java Server Page Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac
Apple Safari (Mac)
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows & Linux)
Google Chrome (Windows, Mac & Linux)
MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Progress Stylus Studio (Windows)
Richardson EditRocket (Windows, Mac & Linux)

Other Web Browsers
Oracle
php PHP Source Code File Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
Eclipse PHP Development Tools
Zend Studio
MPSoftware phpDesigner
ES-Computing EditPlus
Blumentals WeBuilder
Notepad++
WampServer
Web browsers
The PHP group
rss Rich Site Summary BottomFeeder (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Cynical Peak Cyndicate (Mac)
FeedDemon (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac & Linux)
NewsFire (Mac)
NewsGator NetNewsWire (Mac)
NewzCrawler (Windows)
RssReader (Windows)
Utsire Shrook ( Mac)
N/A

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