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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Free Programs to Open Any File Extension

Have you ever had a mystery file on your computer that no program on your hard drive could open? I've downloaded audio files and had no player to play them, man how annoying. provides detailed information about most file extensions and links to free programs that can open and create each type of file. "All of us at have found ourselves helping our parents and friends open obscure file types time and time again, and decided that this information was best shared with everybody." There are plenty of great programs out there that will cost you hundreds of dollars to do what you need. What you probably don't know is that there is usually free software that is just as good. You just don't know about it. is run by a group of computer programmers who don't mind helping people with their computer problems. That's why the site was created.

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