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File type: Disk Image Files

ISO file is an image format for copying and storing CDs or DVDs on the hard disk. This format is based on ISO-9660 standard and contains the exact replica of the data on a disc. This is used for making copies of the CDs or DVDs and to store it on the hard disk.

These files include the data that was saved on the disc as well as all the details such as the filesystem information of that disc, its complete directory structure, the attributes of the files as well as the boot code so it can be used as a boot disc if the appropriate code is there.

These files can also be mounted over virtual drives and then browsed and viewed just like the physical discs whose copies they were. ISO files are also used for making backups of CDs or DVDs since the physical discs have a limited lifetime and deteriorate gradually.

This is a binary format in that it copies the entire contents of the CD or DVD bit by bit exactly as it was on the disc which is different from manually copying all the files from a disc to the fs as that would not be able to copy the discs header data which contains the information regarding the filesystem of the media and other relevant details.

They can be used to copy the data of one CD or DVD onto another empty CD or DVD using a DVD Writer and a DVD burning software.

 

How to Open ISO Files

Category: Data.
Format: Proprietary.
With Windows:
WinZip, Alcohol 120%, ISOBuster, WinISO, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Gilles Vollant WinImage, DAEMON Tools, PowerISO, WinRAR
With Linux: dd ("data definition" converter)


File type: iTunes Cover Data Flow

 

These files contain the artwork for albums as well as the metadata of the songs that have artwork for their covers. These files are used and read by the iTunes software which is an Apple product, to speed up the browsing of the songs in the iTunes software in its Cover flow mode where it shows the thumbnails of the covers of the albums.

These files are saved by default by the iTunes application under the ~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/Local/ directory. These files are created, read, edited or modified by the iTunes software directly.

These are not meant to be opened and edited manually since it could corrupt the data in them and create problems.

The album artworks for the songs can be downloaded separately with your iTunes library by clicking on the 'Get Album Artwork' option from the Advanced menu within the iTunes application.

 

Detailed information 

Category: Data File.
File format: Proprietary.
Open with Windows: Apple iTunes
Open with Linux:


File type: 3D Image

 

These files contain 2D/3D vector graphics data and are based on Initial Graphics Exchange Specificate or IGES.

This format is used by several CAD programs. These files are standard text files and are used for saving the vector data of graphics and also for exporting them.

These files can be used to store wire frame models, solid object representations or surfaces, circuit diagrams as well as other such complex objects.

In the year 1979 the IGES format was first introduced and has since then become a common standard which is used commonly for transferring, storing and exporting three-dimensional models data between CAD applications.

 

Detailed information 

Category: Data File.
File format: Proprietary.
Open with Windows: Autodesk AutoCAD with IGES Import plug-in, Nemetschek VectorWorks, Cimmetry Systems AutoVue, Informative Graphics ModelPress Publisher or Reader, IMSI TurboCAD.
Open with Linux:


File type: Icon

 

ICO files are special image files that are used for icons in the windows operating system for various applications, shortcuts, folders and files.

These files have two bitmaps within them - AND bitmap which indicates the image mask and determines which part of the icon should be transparent; and XOR bitmap which contains the image of the icon, which is then mapped over the image's mask. These files can be modified in most graphical editing software applications such as Adobe Photoshop to create new custom icons which can be associated to different files or folders.

On web servers ICO files do not have much use except one very specific uses for a single icon file namely favicon.ico. This file is yet another icon file similar to the one described above but bears special meaning for the web server. It is generally placed in the root directory of the web server or the web application and needs to be mapped in the files of the web application by mapping a link to it in the header of the html files.

On doing so this icon will then appear on the user's browsers as an image representing the web site. Modern browsers such as the Internet Explorer 6.0 and above and Firefox show the icons of the web sites along with the title of the web sites.

 

Detailed information

Category: Image File.
File format: Proprietary.
Open with Windows: ACDSee Photo Manager, Adobe Photoshop, IconEdit2, SibCode Sib Icon Editor, IvanView, Referenced by the Windows operating system, Program4Pc PC Icon Editor
Open with Linux:


File type: Texture and Model, Protocol Analyzer InfiniBand Trace File and IBTracer Infiniband Link

 

This file is required for the Thief Deadly Shadows game to run and contains the models and textures used by the game. It is installed in the system when the game is installed.

It is also associated with a format from Computer Access Technology Corporation. The BTracer Infiniband Link And Protocol Analyzer

 

How to open IBT files

Category: Data File
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Deadly Shadows by Eidos Theif, Edit with the T3ed level editor, IBTracer Infiniband Link and Protocol Analyzer
Open with Linux:


File type: iCalendar File, IC Recorder Sound

 

What is

ICS is the universal calendar representation format that is used by the Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Mozilla Sunbird and several other commonly used calendar applications. These files allow the users to publish or share their calendar data to the general public or friends. Alternatively people can also subscribe to publicly available calendars and transfer the important events from that calendar into their calendar application.

 

Detailed information 

Category: Data File.
File format: Proprietary.
Open with Windows: IronCAD, Microsoft Windows Media Player with Sony Player Plug-in, Sony Digital Voice Player or Editor, Mozilla Sunbird, Google Calendar
Open with Linux: Mozilla Sunbird
ICS files are also used by the Sony IC recorder software application in the form of sound files.
IronCAD is a 3D computer aided design (CAD) application which helps users create three-dimensional models or scenes for games or other similar purposes containing multiple objects, lighting effects, shading effects as well as characters which are rendered with textures generally by the help of a rendering engine.
These scenes may even have animations.
IronCAD saves its models in ICS format. However these ICS files are completely different from the ICS calendar format files and although generally on your computer these files are associated with calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook and might open in them by default.
You will have to right-click on the file and select Open With... option and then and select IronCAD application to open these files with it.

 


File type: Citrix Independent Computer Architecture

 

What is

This is a graphics file created by Citrix and is in the bitmap form. Often used for icon creating, a variety of graphics packages can open these files. Double clicking on this type of file opens the graphic package associated with it.

 

Detailed information

Category: Data File
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Graphics Converter Pro, XnView
Open with Linux:
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