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ArcView File Extensions!

Have you ever been working with ArcView or perhaps reading some documentation or help file and come across a file extension but aren't sure what kind of file it is? Here's an extensive list describing file extensions you may encounter when working with ArcView. (Source: ESRI Tech. Support)

  • adf - ARC/INFO coverage data file
  • agf - Atlas GIS native binary geodataset file
  • ain - attribute index file
  • aih - attribute index file
  • alg - ER Mapper algorithm
  • apr - ArcView Project File (ODB format)
  • avl - legend template file (ODB format)
  • avp - palette file (ODB format)
  • ave - Avenue script
  • avx - ArcView extension file (ODB format)
  • ai - Adobe Illlustrator picture file
  • bat - DOS batch file
  • bil - image file (band interleaved by line)
  • bip - image file (band interleaved by pixel)
  • blw - world file for bil image
  • bmp - Windows bitmap image file
  • bpw - world file for bip or bmp images
  • bsq - image file (band sequential)
  • bqw - world file for bsq image
  • c - C programming language source code filename
  • cat - UNIX hyperhelp supporting file
  • cgm - Computer Graphics Metafile
  • cls - geocoding classification file
  • cnt - help file contents
  • dat - generic data file extension dat - INFO attribute file
  • db - Object Database File (also ODB)
  • dbf - dBASE tabular data file
  • dbf - Shapefile attribute table file
  • dbg - problem debug log file
  • dcp - default codepage file
  • dct - geocoding dictionary file
  • dec - UNIX hyperhelp supporting file
  • def - defaults file (North Arrows, Layout Templates, etc) (ODB format)
  • dem - Digital Elevation Model file
  • dgn - Design drawing file (Intergraph)
  • dir - INFO directory manager file
  • dlg - Digital Line Graph file
  • dll - Windows Dynamic Link Library file
  • doc - MS-Word, MS-Wordpad document file
  • dtd - UNIX hyperhelp supporting file
  • dwg - Drawing file (AutoCAD)
  • dxf - Drawing exchange file
  • e00 - ARC/INFO export file
  • ecw - ER Mapper Enhanced Compressed Wavelet
  • eps - Encapsulated PostScript
  • ers - ER Mapper raster file format
  • exe - DOS/Windows executable file
  • fbn - spatial index file for read-only datasets
  • fbx - spatial index file for read-only datasets
  • fls - Windows help supporting file
  • ftg - UNIX help supporting file
  • fts - UNIX help supporting file
  • gen - ARC/INFO UnGenerate format
  • gfw - world file for gif image
  • gif - image file (CompuServe)
  • hdr - header file (for ArcView extensions or TIF images)
  • hlp - Windows help file
  • htm - WWW file (hypertext markup, 3-character DOS version)
  • html- WWW file (hypertext markup language, UNIX version)
  • ico - Icon file
  • idx - geocoding index for read-only datasets
  • img - ERDAS Imagine image file
  • ini - initialization file
  • ixc - geocoding index for read-write coverages
  • ixs - geocoding index for read-write shapefiles
  • jpg - image file (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
  • key - geocoding matching keys (ODB format)
  • lin - ARC/INFO lineset symbol file
  • lnk - Windows shortcut icon link file
  • mat - geocoding matching parameters file
  • mcp - image file (MacPaint)
  • mid - MapInfo interchange format (always paired with "mif")
  • mif - MapInfo interchange format (always paired with "mid")
  • mrk - ARC/INFO markerset symbol file (not compatible w/ArcView)
  • mxc - geocoding index for read-write coverages (ODB format)
  • mxs - geocoding index for read-write shapefiles (ODB format)
  • nit - INFO table definitions file
  • ndx - fonts index file (UNIX only)
  • nls - Codepage language files
  • odb - Object Database ASCII file (ODB format)
  • pat - geocoding pattern recognition file
  • pdf - preferences definition file
  • pif - Windows program information file (for DOS programs)
  • pps - processing set codes
  • prj - projections definition file
  • ps - PostScript file
  • rlc - image file (run-length coding)
  • rs - image file (raster snapshot | Sun rasterfile)
  • sbn - spatial index for read-write shapefiles
  • sbx - spatial index for read-write shapefiles
  • shd - ARC/INFO shadeset symbol file
  • shp - Shapefile (stores feature geometry)
  • shx - Shapefile (stores file lookup index)
  • stn - geocoding standardization file
  • tab - lookup file
  • tbl - geocoding support table
  • tif - image file (Tag Image Format file)
  • tfw - world file for tif image
  • tmp - temporary file
  • ttf - TrueType font file
  • txt - text file (usually ASCII)
  • xbm - image file (X Bitmap)
  • wmf - image file (Windows Metafile)
  • wld - world file for CAD datasets
  • wri - Windows Write.exe file

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