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The Most Useless File Format


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#1 yano

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:58 PM

I have had nothing but trouble with .xps files. I find them ultimately useless, I can barely open them up on half of the computers, I'm ever on. The only reason I get stuck with this format is what I can't print to .pdf and the computer in the lab I'm in can only print to a .xps. Argh... And there are not decent .xps to (anything) that are free. All I wanted was a .pdf :thumbsup:

I nominate .xps as the most useless file format ever!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:36 AM

Hi there!

This seems as if you may have a slight corruption of your web browser...specifically your XML viewer--which is found internally in your browser. This is found most with Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer.

The MIME of this format is application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument

What is recommended is to re-install your web browser. If this does not work, then you may have a corrupted framework. I would say .NET Framework 3.0, since it includes the XML Document Writer and statistical factors code files!

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 15 March 2009 - 05:36 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:35 AM

The most useless file format is .bat because it has been replaced by .cmd, but still sticks around!!!
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:30 PM

The most useless file format is .bat because it has been replaced by .cmd, but still sticks around!!!

I still find .bat useful :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:52 PM

The most useless file format is .bat because it has been replaced by .cmd, but still sticks around!!!

I still find .bat useful :trumpet:


:thumbsup: Ok then the other way around... .cmd is useless and .bat useful. We have to agree somewhere :flowers:

Edited by patbox, 15 March 2009 - 02:55 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:56 PM

The most useless file format is .bat because it has been replaced by .cmd, but still sticks around!!!

.bat files are still in use. A good example is their use is here on Bleeping Computer in applications used in the removal of Malware.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

The most useless file format is .bat because it has been replaced by .cmd, but still sticks around!!!

.bat files are still in use. A good example is their use is here on Bleeping Computer in applications used in the removal of Malware.


Yes, it is like the most often-used-useless file format, because you can just call it .cmd and it will work the same. Or the other way around. Just change the file format of your .bat file to .cmd and it will work the same.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:01 PM

Yes, it is like the most often-used-useless file format, because you can just call it .cmd and it will work the same. Or the other way around. Just change the file format of your .bat file to .cmd and it will work the same.


True but for some reason i prefer .bat - I don't know why but i do :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:05 PM

Yes, it is like the most often-used-useless file format, because you can just call it .cmd and it will work the same. Or the other way around. Just change the file format of your .bat file to .cmd and it will work the same.


True but for some reason i prefer .bat - I don't know why but i do :flowers:


... coz you being old fashioned and conservative. :thumbsup: I prefer to use .bat format as well, for the same reason.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:15 PM

Yes, it is like the most often-used-useless file format, because you can just call it .cmd and it will work the same. Or the other way around. Just change the file format of your .bat file to .cmd and it will work the same.


True but for some reason i prefer .bat - I don't know why but i do :trumpet:


... coz you being old fashioned and conservative. :thumbsup: I prefer to use .bat format as well, for the same reason.


:flowers:

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

BATCH files are very useful and much safer. Go in to any version of Windows and place in the search box *.bat and watch how many pop up.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

BATCH files are very useful and much safer. Go in to any version of Windows and place in the search box *.bat and watch how many pop up.

See now that's the reason i still use them :thumbsup: :flowers:

Edit: cold fingers....can't type properly

Edited by E-Mu, 15 March 2009 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

Most useless: .scr. Do we really need this? Who uses it? Why does Windows need a second executable format?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

C'mon, AA -

some screen savers are cool.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:41 PM

C'mon, AA -

some screen savers are cool.

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Death to screen savers! What is this, 1985? We don't need them anymore!! My LCD is not going to suffer from burn in! They are the realm of the vapid and uniformed computer riff-raff who despoil the pristine beauty that is the well-organized desktop!!!!!!!

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Edited by Amazing Andrew, 15 March 2009 - 06:44 PM.





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