File Extension VER
File extension VER is most commonly found in Windows whose files are used to identify an application's version. Hence, the suffix VER is an abbreviation of the word VERSION whose content is unique on every release. Though there are also other programs like TurboTax Installed Version Record and SeeYou Airspace whose files are credited with the VER extension, the extension is more popular for use as version description. Depending upon the application that creates this extension, it can be accessed on different environments such as Windows and Mac.
A machine running with Windows operating system like the ever popular Windows XP and ME can contain several files bearing the VER extension. These files are mostly associated with system applications used by the operating system to perform various tasks. Among the tasks covered by these files is the one used by Internet Explorer when creating online connections. The phone.ver file is included with in Internet Explorer's Connection Wizard folder.
Some VER files contain simple information about an application's version. More complex files installed by third party applications can contain codes and commands that are then accessed by the program's main executable. To be specific, Microsoft Visual Studio contains files like ACTIVEX.VER and COMMON.VER which are used by their primary executables.
Despite being open for editing through the use of native applications, modifying these files is not advisable. These files are associated with other files in one way or another and any null value inputted on the file can result to undesirable performance of an application.
There are various applications that can be used to open VER files. Some of these applications are installed together with the operating system. This includes Notepad and Wordpad which are automatically installed on a system together with most Windows OS. Third party and native Microsoft applications can also be installed on a system to render these files. Installing versions of Visual Basic will allow a system to open VER files however it will be classified as a module.
What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) applications like Frontpage and Dreamweaver can also be used to open these files. Other files bearing this extension can also be opened using a browser, but for viewing purposes only. Lastly, document authoring applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Writer can also be used to open this type of file.