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What do I change the file type to, to be able to view it?

Asked by boots74 (66points) August 14th, 2008

I had a virus on my computer and I had to start all over, now, I can’t figure out what type of file I should change the files to.
So that I can read them.
Thanks in advance!

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iwamoto's avatar

sure, change the files to…what files ? what kind of function did those files have ? with what do you want to use them ?

what kind of fish do i have to buy so i can eat fish ?

what kind of fuel should i put in my car ?

i think i made myself clear…

boots74's avatar

sure, you made your self clear, not real savvy with the puter talk,
The files contain instructions that I need to read.
Some say PHP File, Text Document, SRT File,
Just now, I was looking for files so I could tell you what type they are, I found a folder 13P1Y6B (thats the name of it) I opened the fold and it contains a pic of every web site
that I have viewed since restarting computer from scratch. Do you know whats up with
that?
Thanks for your help

PupnTaco's avatar

Wow, I knew Windows computers could get messed up… but I never knew how bad.

Crazy, man.

Lightlyseared's avatar

If you dont know the file type try opening the item in notepad as a txt file. Then look at the first line of text and you will either see the name of the program used to create the file or a filename extension like .pdf or .xml

You can now change the file extension on your original file and off you go.

lrk's avatar

I’m confused—why don’t your files have extensions anymore? Did the virus remove them?

The folder labeled “13P1Y6B” sounds like it’s just your web cache – how your computer stores websites so that they’ll load more quickly later. Under what other folders is this folder located?

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