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File Extension FIL

Files that contain the file extension FIL are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Symbian, dBASE, ACL, and AVG. FIL files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the file extension FIL is related to Symbian, it is an image file type that contains raster images used with the Symbian operating system for Nokia mobile phones. The contents include icons used with applications and a variety of bitmap images, including the Nokia logo. Symbian is the main operating system for Nokia mobile devices.

FIL file extensions associated with dBASE are a database file type that contains test objects, layouts, and other elements typically used with the dBASE database system and ACL. dBASE is a database management system which is used to build a broad range of applications. ACL is a program that provides audit and risk management solutions to identify and mitigate risk, improve operational performance, and protect company profits.

If the FIL files are related to AVG, they are a data file type that contains character search strings, virus identifications, and other data which is necessary for running the AVG program. AVG is an antivirus and online security protection program produced by AVG Technologies.

How to Open FIL Files

Since FIL files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. FIL files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the FIL files are related to the Symbian operating system and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open the files by transferring them to a Nokia mobile phone. This can be accomplished by connecting the phone with your PC and then performing the file transfer.

FIL files that are created with dBASE can be opened using the dBASE program, which is available on the dBASE website. DBASE is compatible with Windows versions of XP and higher. You can also open this type of FIL file using ACL Desktop Edition, which is available on the ACL website. ACL is a standalone program and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

FIL file extensions that are part of the AVG Antivirus protection application must be used with the AVG security suite of protection applications. Since FIL files of this type are necessary for virus identification, you must use the AVG program to open the files. AVG is available in both a free and paid version and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.