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Weird file extension- .bak and .rdf

By Eminent87 ·
Hi,

I just got a CD from my boss and it contain two files (.bak and .rdf). Each file is about 200 mb. Does anybody know what I can use to open these? I know .bak is a backup file but don't know exactly what I can use to open it up. I did some research and found out that the .rdf extension could be several things

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by pierrejamme In reply to Weird file extension- .ba ...

rdf has something to do with xml, see:
http://www.w3.org/RDF/

The BAKs are probably backups of the RDFs.
I am sorry, but you are probably going to have to ask him what they are for?
Perhaps someone else has an idea, but whenever i get something from my boss I ask him what it is.

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by Eminent87 In reply to Weird file extension- .ba ...

This is for a legal case and my boss has no idea whats in it or what application was used for. He is depending on me to open this up for him. Thanks!

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by TheChas In reply to Weird file extension- .ba ...

As stated in answer 1, the .bak is likely a backup file for the .rdf file.

Similar to the backup files if you enable file backup on Word.

I have 3 possible associations for .rdf:

Resource Description Framework file for XML or metadata.

Research Document information Format

Compiled UIC source code from Geoworks UI Compiler.

For any unknown file, I start with Irfanview
http://www.irfanview.com/
or, Word Pad.

Chas

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by NBP Backup In reply to Weird file extension- .ba ...

If your have Word Perfect you can install Quickview Plus. It should be able to let you view the contents of both files. Here is the link for a 30-day trial version. http://www.avantstar.com/stellent/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&ssDocName=QuickViewPlusOverview

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Although I was unable to open those files, I really appreciate everyone for trying. Thanks!

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