Solved

.SIF file issue

Posted on 2011-02-11
7
233 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
You know when a file is not allocated a proper .doc or .xml .mp3 symbol so a person does not know what the file is, but on right clicking and selecting to 'OPEN' in any selected format, which then changes that files whether right or wrong to that .doc.  How do I change it back so that it is not in any format?
0
Comment
Question by:mikey250
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 34871973
i think ive done it as i accessed right clicked the file, properties and removed the '.sif' at the end and it reverted back.  hopefully this will then allow my system to read the file as normal!!
0
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 500 total points
ID: 34873574
If you've just renamed your xxxx.sif file to xxxx then you've just got a workaround.  Any other files created with the .sif file extension will exhibit the same problem.

You need to tell XP that the .sif file extension is not associated with a specific program:

Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > Files Types

Find the .SIF  file type and delete it
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 34873714
so although ive changed it to '.sif' - you want me to delete it in: Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > Files Types, what will this do?
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 62

Assisted Solution

by:☠ MASQ ☠
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 500 total points
ID: 34874248
Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > Files Types
Sets file associations so Windows knows what program to use to open a file.
You can also get to it when you open an unknown file type as set the program you open it with as the default.
From your question it sounded like you had set the default program for .SIF file types but wanted to undo that.
What I'm suggesting will set Windows so it doesn't know what program to use to open a .SIF file and will ask you.
At that point you could choose another program you want to always open .SIF files or for Windows to continue to check with you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 34877985
ok i will look at it!  although the file does appear as a none file, but in order to open it and read whats inside you have to open it as a notepad according to instructions and when ive finished i then just selected properties and removed the .sif which put it back in its 'none' recognisable state, but i think then it was not recognised as a .sif file anymore!!
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 34878031
Windows relies on the file extension to know what to do with it.  If you remove that then by default it becomes "none"
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 34878044
just so you know it is to do with 'RIS' and ive just realised i believe my problem after a whole week of nightmares doing this.  just re-installing and starting again.  most experts have gone onto bigger and better things but i wish to crack this just so i know.  although it wasn't to do with the '.sif' file although that was just a query.

thanks for you help!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now