Files with 3 file extension are related to the ZX Spectrum picture image format.

There are 4 other file types using
the 3 file extension!

empty icon.3 - IBM Embedded ViaVoice voice type languages scripts data format

empty icon.3 - Unix unformatted manual page

empty icon.3 - Solaris Device Configuration Assistant Boot Diskette file

empty icon.3 - GNU Screen log

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3 file extension - ZX Spectrum picture image

What is 3 file? How to open 3 files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The 3 file extension is associated with the ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit computer with Zilog Z80 processor, developed by Sinclair Research company.

The 3 file stores picture image from ZX Spectrum computer.

This 3 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open 3 file:


RECOIL  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Piotr Fusik and Adrian Matoga

RECOIL is picture image viewer of picture image formats from classic computers.

Help how to open:

Use RECOIL to view content of *.3 files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .3 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 3 file, edit 3 file, convert 3 file, view 3 file, play 3 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

3 file viewer - programs that view 3 file - ZX Spectrum picture image

Programs supporting the exension 3 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about RECOIL for view 3 file action.


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