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Open SAM File

The SAM extension file is a network configuration that contains mappings of IP addresses to NetBIOS names of remote servers with which a computer can communicate using the TCP / IP protocol.

The SAM file is a helper function to Microsoft's LMHOSTS file, as the former is a sample of the latter.

The operating system uses the SAM file to automatically load the first 100 LMHOSTS entries marked "#PRE" at startup.

The SAM file, as well as the LMHOSTS file, were created for Windows 95, however, it is important to know that from Windows 8 it is no longer used, neither LMHOSTS nor SAM files due to its known vulnerabilities.

Open SAM File on Windows

Open SAM File on Mac OS

Open SAM File on Android

If you downloaded a SAM file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

Open SAM File on iPhone or iPad

To open SAM File on iOS device follow steps below:

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