Files that contain the SAM extension are associated with multiple programs and applications which include Ami Pro, PCM, IP Address Map, and Samurize. SAM files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If a SAM file is created by Ami Pro, it is a text file type which contains text, images, hyperlinks, tables, graphs, font styles, and other elements you typically use when composing a document. Samna Ami Pro is an early word processing application which was converted to Lotus Word Pro in the early 1990s.
The file extension SAM can also be an audio file type that stores audio data on your PC in a Signed 8-bit PCM file. PCM files are an uncompressed file type which is not recognized by most media players since the file contains raw audio data which is to be used with audio editing applications.
If the SAM file is an IP Address Map file, it is a web file type that contains data related to websites and server-side functions for web applications. In this case, the SAM file is created by a SAM file editing application for websites and web servers.
SAM files which are created by Samurize are data file types that contain information used for Windows desktop customization. The files contain images, scripts, and configuration data which are used for customization. Samurize is an open source application used for customizing the desktop for version of Windows up to XP.
How to Open SAM Files
Since SAM 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. SAM files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open such files.
If the extension is associated with Ami Pro and you use Windows, you can open the file using Microsoft Word 2010 with the Office Converter Pack installed. Other programs that will open this type of SAM file include Corel WordPerfect Office X6 and IBM Lotus Word Pro. Since the file is a text file type, you can also use Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
SAM files which function as a signed 8-bit PCM file must be opened using an audio editing application such as Icon SAM <-> RAW/VOC/WAV utility, which is an open source program compatible with the Windows operating system. For Mac OS X, you can use CocoModX, which is a freeware audio module available for download from the CNET website.
SAM files which are IP Address Map files must be opened using a SAM file editing program. You can use Open BKF or AdBin to open and edit SAM files. Since the files contain programming language in plain text, you can also use Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
If the file extension SAM is created by Samurize, you can use the Samurize open source program for Windows to open and read SAM files. Since SAM files originally contain a ZIP extension which has been changed to the SAM extension, you can open this type of file by changing the extension back to ZIP and then opening it with a compression utility program such as WinZip.