Cannot open a file? use Smart File Advisor

Have you ever come across  a file that you could not open in Windows because there was no program associated to the file type that could open it? Maybe you tried to open the file in a text editor like notepad, or in a program that you thought would be able to open it,but you failed!
Although Windows itself offers to search for a suitable application to open it ,but most time has shown that the feature is not as reliable as it should be as no suitable program is offered most of the time.In comes the use of a free program called Smart File Advisor,This  application displays its screen whenever a file is loaded that no program is associated with.It offers to search the file Facts database for an appropriate program to open the file type. It is optionally possible to submit the first 20 bytes of the file which is usually part of the file header to improve identification.

Smart File Advisor also insludes a MD5, SHA-1 and CRC32 checksum/hashing tool for free! You will be able to use it to verify the integrity of files you download from the Internet, after installing Smart File Advisor just right click any file in Windows Explorer and you will have a new option named Checksum.



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Posted on January 22, 2011, in Tips'n'Tricks, Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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