File Extension DES

.DES File

File extension: DES
File type: Game Security Plug-in

Notes about the DES file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The DES file type is primarily associated with 'nProtect GameGuard' by INCA Internet Co, Ltd.. The file is typically called GAMEGUARD.DES and is used by a number of different games, including: Gunbound, Rakion by Softnyx; MapleStory by Wizet/Nexon; MU Online by Webzen; and, perhaps, others.

Detailed information for file extension DES:

Primary association: nProtect GameGuard
Company: INCA Internet Co, Ltd.
File classification: Game
Related links: Softnyx, Webzen

Other applications associated with file type DES:

  • ACT! by Best Software CRM DivisionWindows Ver 2. Popular contact management software.
  • Creator Simulator (Mozart Source File) by Tufts University
  • Delphi Description File
  • Description Text
  • Designer (Technical Illustration) by Corel This association is classified as Graphic.
  • File Investigator (Description File) by RobWareComputer forensics software for criminal investigators and consumers.
  • GRAFIT (Layout) The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 25 54 68 69 73 20 69 73 20 61 20 47 52 41 46 49 54 20 6C 61 79 6F 75 74 20 66 69 6C 65 2E 0A , ASCII: %This is a GRAFIT layout file.
  • Interscope BlackBox File(encryption program)
  • Medlin Accounting (Sales Code Information) by Medlin Accounting
  • Pro/DESKTOP (Design) by Parametric Technology CorporationPro/DESKTOP (commonly referred to as Pro/D) is a Computer-aided design (CAD) program from Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), that allows users to design and model in 3D and create 2D drawings. This association is classified as CAD/CAM. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00 , ASCII: Related links: Pro/DESKTOP User Group, Wikipedia Pro/DESKTOP Page
  • QuickBooks (Forms Template) by Intuit, Inc.Program ID: desFile
  • Tribes 2 (Game File) by Sierra This association is classified as Game.Related links: Planet Tribes
  • V+ (Visual Development System Design File) by SimPhonics, Inc.V+ is a true Visual Programming Language that simplifies system integration and programming tasks. V+ powers all SimPhonics system products, from audio subsystems to complete simulator interfaces such as the ISED (a complete I/O, audio, intercom, sound and DIS radio system). This association is classified as CAD/CAM.

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File Identifier - TrID
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Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DES

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QUICKB~1\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKB~1\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: ProDESKTOP.Design
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PTC\PRODES~1.0\Program\ProD.exe %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QuickBooks 2005\QBW32.EXE %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QUICKB~2\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QUICKB~3\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QuickBooks Premier - Accountant Edition 2005\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QUICKB~4\qbw32.exe %1

ProgramID: CorelDESIGNER.Graphic.12
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12\PROGRAMS\DESIGNER.EXE -DDE

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QUICKB~1.0\qbw32.exe

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\QBW32.EXE

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKB~1\qbw32.exe

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QuickBooks 2007\QBW32.EXE

ProgramID: ProDESKTOP.Design
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PTC\ProDESKTOP 8.0\\Program\ProD.exe

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.14
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4\PROGRAMS\CORELDRW.EXE -DDE

ProgramID: desFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Intuit\QuickBooks 2008\QBW32.EXE

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