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File Type 1LMHOSTS Sample File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Sample of the LMHOSTS setting file used by Microsoft Windows; contains mappings of IP addresses to NetBIOS names of remote servers a computer will communicate with over TCP/IP;

More Information

Windows automatically loads the first 100 entries of the LMHOSTS marked with "#PRE" at startup. This number can be changed in the system registry but may be limited by computer performance.

Both the LMHOSTS file and the sample file are located in %windir% on Windows 95, 98, and Millenium Edition. They are located in %windir%system32driversetc. on Windows NT 4.0 through 7 and Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.

NOTE: The LMHOSTS file is not used by Windows 8.

Common SAM Filenames:

lmshosts.sam

Program(s) that open .SAM files
Updated 1/28/2014

File Type 2Samurize Package

DeveloperSamurize
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CategoryData Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

File used by Samurize, a program used for customizing the Windows desktop; similar to a Windows .GADGET file and saves images, configuration information, and scripts; used for distributing Samurize packages.

More Information

SAM files are .ZIP files with the ".zip" extension renamed to ".sam." You can install them by double-clicking them (assuming that Samurize is installed).

NOTE: Samurize only supports Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 operating systems.

Program(s) that open .SAM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Samurize
Updated 8/19/2011

File Type 3MOD Edit Sample File

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Audio sample format used by the MOD Edit audio editing program; contains signed 8-bit raw audio data.

Program(s) that open .SAM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
SAM <-> RAW/VOC/WAV utility
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
CocoModX
Updated 12/6/2006

File Type 4Ami Pro Document

DeveloperSamna
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CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Word processing document created by Samna Ami Pro, an early graphical word processor for Windows; was acquired by Lotus in 1988 and later converted to Lotus Word Pro.

Program(s) that open .SAM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Samna Ami Pro
IBM Lotus Word Pro
Microsoft Word for Windows with Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Corel WordPerfect X7
Updated 1/20/2010