Old Skool Files - cant work out which app

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by urbanmacUser, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. urbanmacUser macrumors regular

    urbanmacUser

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    Hi,

    I have some very old files from 2001 that I can't open as I'm not sure what application they were created in and therfore have the generic icon as attached.

    Is there a way to find out more info about the file to help determine which application it oculd of been created in.

    Thanks
     

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. urbanmacUser thread starter macrumors regular

    urbanmacUser

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    Yep, Get info doe snot help and there is no file extension :(
     
  4. Tumbleweed666, Nov 30, 2011
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    Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Open it in a text editor and see if there are any clues at the start of the file. Quite often there will be even if its amongst a lot of gobbledegook.

    Or if the info is not confidential you could try this online site I found. There may be others. Personally I'd use a disposable email address for it.
     
  5. urbanmacUser thread starter macrumors regular

    urbanmacUser

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    Found an app called Quck Change that reveals the files type and creator is

    XDOC XPR3

    Which I think is Quark Xpress :confused:
     

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