File Extension SOUNDS


File extension: SOUNDS
File type: System 7 Sound

Notes about the SOUNDS 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 SOUNDS file type is primarily associated with 'System 7 Sound'. Mac OS 7 (1991) stored sounds in the resource fork of files or applications. Back then you could use ResEdit to access them. Sounds in the resource format (of type 'sfil') used before Mac OS X are no longer the most convenient format. To convert the sounds to AIFF, which has much better support by MacOS X (Mail, Alert Sounds etc), you can switch iTunes import preference to AIFF, drag the QuickTime version of the sounds (made by File Juicer 4) into your library and convert them in this way. Some games (e.g., Bugdom 2 game by Pangea Software) still use the System 7 sound format.

Detailed information for file extension SOUNDS:

Primary association: System 7 Sound
Related links: File Juicer, System 7 Sounds on Mac OS X

Other applications associated with file type SOUNDS:

  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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.

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