File Extension Lookup Gadget
Have you ever come across a file type you didn’t recognize? Your system can’t open it since it doesn’t recognize the file extension? I know I have. The solution for me has always been to google the file extension, finding some site that explains it and tells me what applications can open the file.
Fileinfo.com is such a site. It has extensions for windows, mac and linux. It’s a site I used to have in my bookmarks, until they released a sidebar gadget that made it even easier.
The File Extension Lookup gadget is really easy to use. All you have to do is drag a file onto the gadget, and it will automatically open a browser window and navigate to a page explaining the file extension. You can also type in an extension into the gadget to search for it.
The downside? It automatically opens the site in Internet Explorer, even if it isn’t your default browser, but with the new IE9, I can live with that.
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