COW file format description
Many people often share .cow files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cow files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cow files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cow files.
Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cow file format.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.cow - Cowsay Data
The COW data files are related to Cowsay. The COW file is a Cowsay Data. Cowsay is a program that generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message. The Cowsay seems to be no longer supported.
Cowsay Data related extensions:
- aff NVU AFF Data
- tgp ThumbGen Profile
- xqx XQX Printer Stream Data
- pctl Adobe Pagemaker Registration Data
- aca2 Fontographer Data
- fnw FLARENET Model Data
.cow - Thief Game COW Data
The COW game data files are related to Thief. The COW file is a Thief Game COW Data. Thief is a series of stealth video games in which the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief.
Thief Game COW Data related extensions:
It is important to understand that the .cow file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .cow extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .cow files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .cow files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.
Can't open a .cow file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:
Select an app to open this .cow file
To set the .cow file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps
- Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
- In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
- Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
- Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
- Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
- Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
- Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
- 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 applications can open .cow files without requiring any specific file association to be set.
The .cow file extension is often given incorrectly
Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.
These misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ciw, ckw, clw, co, coa, cod, coe, cos, cpw, cw, dow, fow, ocw, ow, sow
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
There is a possibility that the .cow filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.
Filename extensions similar to .cow:
- cod SWAT Input Control Data
- ow FreePascal 1.0.x Object
- cod BlackBerry COD Archive
- cw CardWorks Template
- co Cult3D Object
- cos Capture One Settings
At DataTypes.net, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by DataTypes.net:
Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android
Verified by DataTypes.net
The verification conducted by the DataTypes.net team ensures that the information presented is accurate, reliable, and thoroughly researched. Users can rely on DataTypes.net as a trusted source of information, knowing that their team's dedication to verification and quality control provides a dependable resource for staying informed.
DataTypes.net is not liable for the content and accuracy of external links, even if we exercise careful control over them.
If you find the information on this .cow page useful, please feel free to link to this page.