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.SAM File Extension

File Type 1LMHOSTS Sample File

3.8 (24 Votes)
CategoryText Files

What is a SAM file?

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;

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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.

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Programs that open SAM files

Microsoft Windows 7
Updated 1/28/2014

File Type 2Samurize Package

3.8 (12 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.SAM File Association 2

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.

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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.

Programs that open SAM files

Updated 8/19/2011

File Type 3MOD Edit Sample File

3.8 (8 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files

.SAM File Association 3

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

Programs that open SAM files

SAM <-> RAW/VOC/WAV utility
Updated 12/6/2006

File Type 4Ami Pro Document

2.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryText Files

.SAM File Association 4

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.

Programs that open SAM files

Samna Ami Pro
IBM Lotus Word Pro
Updated 1/20/2010

File Type 5SAM Studio Project

DeveloperSAM Labs
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryDeveloper Files

.SAM File Association 5

A SAM file is a project file created by SAM Studio, an online, block-based coding platform. It contains plain text that defines a program's inputs, outputs, and behaviors. SAM files are used to install programs on devices built using SAM Labs course, starter, and maker kits.

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Screenshot of a .sam file in SAM Studio
SAM file open in SAM Studio

SAM Studio is a program STEM and STEAM teachers use to teach students how to code. SAM Studio contains two sub-applications, SAM Space and SAM Blockly, that save students' coding projects as SAM files.

When loaded in SAM Studio, SAM files appear as interactive, block-based coding projects that students use to create simple programs. However, SAM files are actually plain text files. If you open a SAM file in a text editor, you can view the project's title and the workspaceData that defines how the project appears in SAM Studio.

If you need to determine whether a SAM file was created by SAM Space or SAM Blockly, and you do not have access to SAM Studio, you can open the file in a text editor and view its "type" setting. SAM Space SAM files have the type samspace, while SAM Blockly files have the type beepboop.

After a student finishes creating a SAM Studio program, they can install the program on a corresponding SAM Labs device. To do so, the student must open their SAM file in SAM Studio and pair their device with the application.

How do I open a SAM file?

SAM files are meant to be opened in SAM Studio (Web, Chrome OS). To open a SAM file in SAM Studio, select the gray Import icon that appears on the program's right-hand side. Then, select Import file.

If you do not have access to SAM Studio, or you want to view your SAM file's plain text contents, you can also open the file in any text editor.

Programs that open SAM files

Updated 3/1/2021

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