File Extension SO

.SO File

File extension: SO
File type: File

Notes about the SO 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 SO file type is primarily associated with 'Executable and Linkable Format'. The Executable and Linking Format (ELF, formerly called Extensible Linking Format) is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps. First published in the System V Application Binary Interface specification, and later in the Tool Interface Standard, it was quickly accepted among different vendors of Unix systems. In 1999 it was chosen as the standard binary file format for Unix and Unix-like systems on x86 by the 86open project.

Detailed information for file extension SO:

Primary association: Executable and Linkable Format
Identifying characters Hex: 7F 45 4C 46 , ASCII: ELF
Related links: Wikipedia ELF Page

Other applications associated with file type SO:

  • Fortran 90 Shared Object
  • Oberlin DRAGN Graph Algorithm
  • TAPCIS (Sysop Commands (Sysop Version Only))TAPCIS is a DOS-based access program for the CompuServe Information Service. The program dates from the 1983 timeframe where it started as an interpreted BASIC program and later became a standalone program. The program was written and supported by Howard Benner and OMNI Information Resources, Inc. as well as Support Group, Inc. of McHenry, MD.
  • UNIX (Shared Library Function), Similar to a .DLL file. , , Typically lower case on *nix systems. , The Mime types used with this association are: application/octet-stream.
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .SO

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: ::RecordNow.ISO
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RecordNow!\RecordNow.exe %1

ProgramID: ::RecordNow.ISO
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RecordNow\RecordNow.exe %1

ProgramID: DiscCopier Document7
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Disc Copier\DiscCopier7.exe %1

ProgramID: IsoFileImage
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\IsoBuster.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: DigitalWaveformFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dxp.exe

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