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3 Ways to Open ??_ Files

Although many computer files are binary in nature and must be opened by specific software, there are more than one way to open files with the ??_ extension. Here's your cheat sheet to opening ??_ and other file extensions quickly and easily.

1. Try Different Software

Don't have the InstallShield Compressed File software package? The good news is that other popular software packages also open files with the ??_ suffix. If you don't have InstallShield Compressed File, you can also do a Google search to see if there are other free software packages that also open files with the ??_ extension.


Pro Tip: Consider whether you really want to buy expensive software to open a once-off file, or whether you want to risk possibly installing malware with a free software package.

2. Change ??_ File Associations

Computers are smart, but can sometimes be easily confused. Your PC may ask you to choose a default program with which you want to open ??_ file extensions in future. If you don't receive this prompt, you could change your ??_ file associations via your Control Panel.

3. Download a Universal Software Viewer

Do you frequently receive files like ??_ that you can't open? Ruling out any possible issues with your computer would be a first step to solving your issues. However, if your computer is working just fine and you simply receive many binary files for which you don't have the appropriate software, you could download a universal software viewer.

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