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EasyFileViewer Glossary

  • Archive Files
    Archive files are when a collection of many different files are combined into a single package. The most common archive files are “.zip” and “.rar”, although there are many others. An archive file can contain any number of any types of other files. We always recommend caution when opening archive files as you cannot be sure what they contain. Only open Archive files from trusted sources.
     
  • Document Files
    Document files refer to a range of file types used to present and manage text-based information. This covers everything from Text Documents, to Spreadsheets, to Databases. Supported extensions include: .epub, .doc, .rtf, .xls, and many others.
     
  • Email Attachment
    Email attachments are files which are attached to emails, often represented with a paper clip icon. An attachment can be almost any type of file, and you should only open attachments from contacts you trust.
     
  • File Associations
    A file association refers to the link between a file, and the program used to open that file. So for example a “.doc” file, would most often have a file association with “Microsoft Word.” File associations can be changed or edited. So if you had a .doc file but did not want to use Microsoft Word, you could associate it EasyFileViewer instead.
     
  • File Extension
    A file extension refers to the letters after a file name. These designate what kind of file it is. For instance, if you had a file called “Hello.txt”, the file name would be “Hello” and the file extension would be “.txt”.
     
  • File Properties
  • File Properties are a collection of information about a file. Common information includes: File Name, File Type, Size, the location on your hard drive, when the file was created, and when the file was last modified.
     
  • Hexadecimal
    Hexadecimal refers to a numerical system that uses base 16 with 16 distinct one character symbols, 0-9 and A-F. Hexadecimal can be used to make binary into a slightly more human friendly series of codes, and indicate locations in the memory used by the file. Generally you will not need to use this information as a home user of EasyFileViewer, but it can be used to gain fine-toothed information on a file for advanced users.
     
  • Image Files
    Image files refer to any file that consists solely of an image. This can include digital photos, clip art, art created on the computer, and many other types of images. Common image types you can open with EasyFileViewer include: .bmp, .gif, jpg, .png, and more.
     
  • Info bar
    The Info bar is the area below the file you are viewing, which contains useful information about that file. The info bar will provide you with the full name of the file, its size, date created, and other relevant information depending on the type of file being viewed.
     
  • Toolbar
    The toolbar is the area above the file you are viewing that contains options for different viewing modes, and ways to manipulate the file. It will always contain options to view the file, to view the hex values for the file, or to view file properties. Additional options appear depending on the type of file you are viewing. For instance an image file will let you rotate or change the size, while an archive file will let you extract the files.
     
  • Viewing Pane
    The Viewing pane is the main area of EasyFileViewer where the file is displayed.

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