.SAM File Extension
File Type 1LMHOSTS Sample File
What is a SAM file?
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.
File Type 2MOD Edit Sample File
.SAM File Association 2
Audio sample format used by the MOD Edit audio editing program; contains signed 8-bit raw audio data.
File Type 3Samurize Package
.SAM File Association 3
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.
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.
File Type 4Ami Pro Document
.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.