BZ2 is short for BZIP2 and is a type of compressed file. These files are almost exclusively used in Unix-based computer systems, where they are used to distribute software. They are used to compress files that don’t normally allow it, such as TAR files, or archives that already contain compressed file types. Each BZ2 file can only contain one other file. … [Read more...] about What Are BZ2 Files?
Files using the SFV extension are Simple File Verification files, they contain a CRC32 checksum value, and are used to verify the integrity of files. A checksum program is used to calculate the checksum of a file and can produce the output in the form of an SFV file. … [Read more...] about What Are SFV Files?
This type of multimedia file was created by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project Group of 3GPP where it also got its name – occasionally this filetype may also have the extension 3GPP. Essentially a video container format, 3GP was created as a disk space-saving alternative to other filetypes. They were meant to use less bandwidth and data usage when sharing them, especially b … [Read more...] about What Are 3GP Files?
M2V files are MPEG-2 video files. They are exclusively used to store video footage, which means that they can’t contain any sound, music, subtitles, metadata or other content. This file type is rarely used on its own as not having audio is usually inconvenient – they are often paired with other files through software, for example, WAV files. … [Read more...] about What Are M2V Files?
XPI files are a type of archive file. They are essentially renamed ZIP files used by Mozilla Firefox and similar Mozilla programs. The file type is specifically used as an extension archive – in other words, it stores files used to add additional functions and programs to an existing Mozilla browser. Commonly, these files will contain things like RDF and CSS files as well as t … [Read more...] about What Are XPI Files?
MDW files are used by the database program Microsoft Access. More specifically, they are Workgroup Information files, often shortened to WIF, though that shouldn’t be confused with the file extension. This type of file keeps usernames and passwords for users that have access to a particular database. Closely related to the MDB filetype, MDW files are needed to authenticate a l … [Read more...] about What Are MDW Files?
Files that use the RVT file extension are Architectural Design files created with Autodesk’s Revit Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. RVT files contain full architectural details of projects, including 3D models, floor plans, and elevation details. … [Read more...] about What Are RVT Files?
There are three file types that use the TS file extension, Video Transport Stream files, TypeScript and QT Translation Source files. Video Transport Stream files are a type of MPEG-2 compressed video, the filetype is commonly used on DVD’s and other optical media where a larger video is cut into a sequence of multiple smaller TS files. TypeScript is an open-source programming la … [Read more...] about What Are TS Files?
Files using the EASM file type are eDrawings Assembly files, the file type is used to provide a visual representation of a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) file without including the full editable design specifications. EASM files are primarily used to provide client previews where the design can be viewed but without full technical specifications being available, they are also used … [Read more...] about What Are EASM Files?
There are three different file types that use the UDF file extension, Universal Disk Format, Excel User Defined Function, and Rioch Address Book files. Universal Disk Format is a common file system used by disk burning programs to store files on disks, some may use the UDF extension, although others use the UDF standard while using a proprietary file extension. … [Read more...] about What Are UDF Files?