.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
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
.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
This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.
.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
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
.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.