A req file extension is related to the FidoNet and used for its request files.

There is one other file type using
the REQ file extension!

empty icon.req - SSL request data

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REQ file extension - FidoNet request data

What is req file? How to open req files?

File type specification:

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The req file extension is associated with requests file in some of FidoNet based software.

FidoNet was a  a worldwide computer network that consisted of approximately 30,000 systems world-wide which exchanged mail and files via Modems using a proprietary protocol.

They were connected for the purposes of exchanging E-Mail to the Internet thru a series of gateway systems which interact with the Internet via UUCP with cooperating UNIX-based smart-hosts which act as their MX-receivers.

This req 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.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .req file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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