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Open RAW File

To open RAW file you need to find an application which works with that kind of file. RAW file extension is used by operating systems to recognize files with content of type RAW. Here is some information which will get you started.

How to Open RAW file

  • To see if you have an application which support RAW file format you need to double click on the file.
  • This will either open it with matching application or Windows will suggest you to look for an application for file extension RAW either on web or on local computer.
  • If there is no application on your computer which can open RAW files you need to search on the internet which application can open RAW files.

RAW file purpose

File extensions help computers locate correct application for specific files. Operating systems will not look into the content of the files to be opened, but instead, it will immediately locate the file extension of the file and locate for associated application that can open RAW files. This helps the computer to organize its functions and work much faster. Most operating systems (Windows) require the use of file extensions, but others do not (Unix).

These file extensions are also beneficial for us. By simply looking at the filename, we can determine what type of information is stored to that and what applications can open these files. Have you noticed that when your computer acquires an unknown file, it will ask your permission to look for associated program to open it or look for these programs over the Internet? Yes! These file extensions make the work of the computer easy. Once there is no application associated with the file, then the computer will immediately ask the users assistance to help look for the source files.

RAW File Applications

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