Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 10, 2008
    "Document" file without an extension / file type?
    I was looking in a cache for a program and saw that there were a lot of file types listed only as "Document" with no file extension.

    Here is an example:


    Now, when I press the spacebar for a preview an image comes, this is an actual file...however, not having a file type (even when I do Cmd+I) there is no way to search for these "Documents".

    Can anybody tell me why this is, what file types these are and how to search for them since the names are randomized and I can't search by file type?



    P.S. Yes...I have gone to Finder > Preferences > Show All Extensions....and still these "Documents" don't have a file type associated with them.

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    Where are you finding these files? Generally you find these kinds of files in temp or cache folders of browsers..since the browsers have to download content from websites, a lot of them cache the data and only update changed things..but since these files aren't really meaningful to you, they get randomly generated names..

    Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Which program's cache files were you examining? If it was a web browser then it could have been almost any web page element.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-04-2015, 01:28 PM
  2. Unable to search a ".sparsebundle" file using "File Size" option
    By Sunrock in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-26-2013, 04:25 PM
  3. WMV files, "the file is not a movie file" error message
    By yodachoda in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-09-2013, 05:13 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-28-2011, 12:04 AM
  5. Unexpected file name changes as I "save as" file
    By tastyorange in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-01-2006, 11:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts