Every now and then I get questions from people about unknown file types. And even more rarely I find file types, which I don’t recognise. Usually a quick answer is found by googling the file type. But if you get this a lot – then this freeware solution, might just be what you need.

Do You Have a File You Don’t Know How to Open?

Think you need an expensive piece of software to open it? Chances are there is a great free program that’s just as good as the expensive one. OpenWith is a small Context menu add-on, that not only searches the net for you, but also give you links to freeware applications that will allow you to open and review the file.

Once installed, when an unknown file type appears, simply right-click it and click the “OpenWith.Org” link. If OpenWith.org have a solution for you, a list of freeware applications is presented.

Then all you have to do is to choose one, click on Download and you should be good to go.

Download OpenWith Tool (via OpenWith)

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2 thoughts on “OpenWith Identifies Unknown Filetypes”

  1. Tempersfugue says:

    Unfortunately when downloading OpenWith to my win7 64-bit it tells me it only works with x86 architecture. A pity as I have found useful in the past.

  2. Tariq Khan says:

    It's only for X86 systems.

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