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COW file format description

COW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with COW files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the COW file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing COW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Cowsay Data

The COW file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Cowsay, serving as a Cowsay Data. Cowsay is a program that generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message. It seems that Cowsay is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:Cowsay
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Cowsay Data related extensions

  • aff NVU AFF Data
  • tgp ThumbGen Profile
  • xqx XQX Printer Stream Data
  • aca2 Fontographer Data

#2 Thief Game COW Data

The COW file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Thief, serving as a Thief Game COW Data. Thief is a series of stealth video games in which the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief. Visit the website of Thief for a detailed description of the COW format.

Application:Thief
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Thief Game COW Data related extensions

  • crf Thief Game Data
  • mjo Thief Mesh Joints Data

Did someone accidentally misspell the COW filename?

The COW filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to COW:

Windows can't open your COW file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this COW file.

To set the COW file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set COW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle COW files with care

Exercise caution when handling COW files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar COW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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