.ORIG File Extension
File TypeOriginal File
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What is an ORIG file?
File that may have originated from various programs; stores a backup copy of a file, which has been renamed with an ".orig" extension so that the user knows it is the original; most often created manually by a user rather than by a program.
When creating ORIG files, you should name the file in such a way that it is easy to remember what file type the original file is. For example, when backing up an XML file, you may use the compound extension ".xml.orig" so that you know it is an XML file.
NOTE: Original files also use the .ORI extension.