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.SAM File Extension

File Type 1LMHOSTS Sample File

3.8 (23 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;

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.

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Programs that open SAM files

Microsoft Windows 7
Updated 1/28/2014

File Type 2Samurize Package

3.7 (11 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.

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.

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

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