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how to view a .tec file

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  • Started 2 years ago by Arild83
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Arild83
Posts: 3

Found some strange files on my smart phone i.e: 0100313603136017415.tec
found some "smartphone forums" that indicates that it is an sort off "backup" off my photos OR simply a thumbnail
if it is an Thumbnail why are there more .tec files than pictures on the phone.
If you know how to open TEC files or even how to convert or edit them, please let me know how.

to get back to the point, what is an .tec file and can it be viewed as a picture or similar in windows 7 ??

Posted 2 years ago
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CompWiz
Posts: 864

Arild83,

From what I know .tec files are stored in a temp folder of your phone,it could have been created by the phone or apps on your installed in your phone. If they aren't causing any problems its best to just leave them there.

I doubt that you can open/view such a file in a computer.

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Arild83 ,

CompWiz may be right but it couldn't hurt to try this : www.freefileviewer.com/

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

FFV, may be worth a try, but don't expect much.I have tested it in the past, and it wasn't that brilliant.

Posted 2 years ago
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Arild83
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FFV opened the file but the result was multiple lines i.e:
00000400: CE D5 B6 5D CE CD F5 AF 90 75 9F 88 5E 20 BA 4B

and yes the files are auto generated by the phone.
seems to be used by gallery as thumbnails for the photos and similar i.e. contact images...

if they are unreadable in an windows environment?
can it be done in an Linux environment?

tried to view them on an smart phone but it was a no go....

if it's not broken do not fix it... but I still want to understand/control it ;)

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

You could try the software here : http://tec.filebio.com/tec-file-extension

However it is untested so you would be doing this at your own risk.

Otherwise you would need a disassembler and preferably some knowledge of hex/binary code.

Posted 2 years ago
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Arild83
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this was a bit strange got the following error message:
Note that drop tech requires a compiled mapping (.tec) file, not an text mapping description

it seems that I might have to let this one go..

auto generated files on my phone that is only usable for the specific phone i guess....

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GuiltySpark
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Yea is a tricky one and until a recovery tool for the .tec files is/are developed I think this one may have to be passed on.

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