A NULL File: What It Is, What It Does, & How To Open It on Your Phone or Computer

If you must know, today, I’ll be teaching you everything you need to know about NULL files or a .null file extension type, what it does on your phone or computer, how it came to be, and how to open NULL file types on your various devices.

So, you’re ready?

Sure, then let’s begin. #enjoy.

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What is a NULL file?

A NULL file is an empty or corrupted file in an operating system, they’re easily identifiable by the .null extension they end with, and they cannot be read or opened by any program or application on your phone or computer.

How do NULL files get into a computer?

There are two common ways that NULL files can find their way into your computer or smartphone, and the first one is;

NULL files can be generated by applications or programs during runtime especially when such programs encounter an issue while running, and they’re usually stored away in the log or junk files folder of the application they were generated from while waiting to be permanently deleted by the user.

But aside from that, another way that a NULL file or files can find their way into a computer or phone is through a malware attack, commonly known as the NULL virus, and when this happens, it encrypts the files on the computer and adds the .null extension at the end of the file names.

The targeted files are typically documents, images, and video files such as .doc & docx files, .jpg & jpeg files, .mp3 & mp4 files, etc.

So, for example, when a phone or computer is hit by a NULL virus attack, an audio.mp3 file becomes audio.mp3.null, which automatically renders such file null, void, empty, and corrupt, making it unreadable by any program or application on your computer or smartphone.

How to open null file

But if you follow the steps which will be given in this post shortly, you should be able to open any NULL file or files, both on your smartphone, and on your computer.

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How to open NULL file or files on your smartphone

Follow these steps to open NULL files on your smartphone.

  • First of all, head down to the Google Play Store and download the “File Viewer” application, or simply use the link below.
  • Click here to download the File Viewer application.
  • After downloading and installing the app, open it, and grant it access to your phone storage.
  • Now once you’re in the app’s homepage, simply locate the NULL file you wish to open, and like I said before, they can easily be identified by the .null extension they have at the end of the file names.
  • So, once found, tap on the file, and the app will open it in its appropriate format.
  • If it’s an image file, the app will open the image preview, same thing will happen to an audio file, a text file, or any other type of file.

And that’s you get to open NULL files on a smartphone, now let’s see how we can do the same on a laptop or desktop computer or PC.

How to open a NULL file on your computer

Now unlike on a smartphone, there’s no easy way to open a NULL file on a computer, in fact, there’s no way to do that at all.

But if your computer was recently hit by a NULL virus, there is software available to remove this virus and clean your computer, but there’s no way to effectively restore any file or files that were affected by the NULL virus, except you have a separate backup of those files in external storage before the virus hit.

So, the name of this software is called the “Malwarebytes Premium“, it’s antivirus software that helps to clean your computer from the most commonly known type of computer viruses and malware, and it’s sold for a price of $39.99

So, these are basically all you need to know about NULL files on your smartphones or computer, and how to open a NULL file on your device.

If you have any questions, kindly leave them in the comments section below, and if you find this post helpful, then kindly give it a thumbs up by sharing it, and as always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, #peace out.

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