DENY file format description

Many people share .deny files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .deny file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .deny files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.allow - TCP Wrapper Access List Data

The ALLOW configuration files are related to Linux. The ALLOW file is a TCP Wrapper Access List Data. A Linux TCP Wrapper is a host-based networking access control list (ACL) system and used to filter network access to Internet.

Configuration files
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TCP Wrapper Access List Data related extensions:
TCP Wrapper Access List Data
Linux Shadow Password Suite Configuration
Linux Filesystems Information Table
Linux Kernel Hardware Description
Linux netboot Script
Linux Configuration Options

Naturally, other applications may also use the .deny file extension. Even harmful programs can create .deny files. Be especially cautious with .deny files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .deny 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .deny file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

XMVB Density Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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