File Type Generic IconGeneric Windows File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average

Generic file extension that may be appended to a Windows file that does not have an extension; since the file has a generic extension, it is an unknown file type and no associated program will automatically open it.

You may try opening a ".file" file by dragging it to applications that you think may open it. If the file is formatted as a text file, you can at least view the contents of the file by opening it in a text editor.

Open With

IconOpen with corresponding program

Updated March 9, 2009