"Document" file without an extension / file type?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jman995x, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. jman995x macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    I was looking in a cache for a program and saw that there were a lot of file types listed only as "Document" with no file extension.

    Here is an example:


    Now, when I press the spacebar for a preview an image comes up...so, this is an actual file...however, not having a file type (even when I do Cmd+I) there is no way to search for these "Documents".

    Can anybody tell me why this is, what file types these are and how to search for them since the names are randomized and I can't search by file type?



    P.S. Yes...I have gone to Finder > Preferences > Show All Extensions....and still these "Documents" don't have a file type associated with them.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    What? Why?:confused:

    What folder were you looking in?
    If these are cache files, then they may include image file data, but without the need to describe it as such.

    If you tell us what your higher goal is, there might be an easier way.
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    The cache files contain information, and they are a file type, just not one recognized by any of the apps on your computer. To be honest it's best not to worry about it or mess with those ;).

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