File Extension TO_BE_DELETED


File extension: TO_BE_DELETED
File type: No Specific Program

Notes about the TO_BE_DELETED 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 TO_BE_DELETED file type is primarily associated with 'No Specific Program'. This extension is used as a marker for files which are, as you might expect, to be deleted. It is typically used as a temporary marker by programs which later come back and clean up by deleting the file(s) so marked. Sometimes one will get missed or a program will terminate unexpectedly and leave the file. It should not hurt to just leave the file alone with the expectation that the same program will be run at a later time and clean up after itself. Before deleting the file outright one should rename it and see if any program complains about its absence. If, after a month or so, nothing complains then it should be safe to delete the file.

Detailed information for file extension TO_BE_DELETED:

Primary association: No Specific Program

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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