When preparing your files for long-term storage and access, the file formats you use will affect the accessibility your files at a later date. Using these file formats outlined below are recommended for storage purposes.
Considerations for file formats
Many file formats are proprietary or can only be opened by specific applications. To ensure your data is preserved for long-term use, it is recommended to save a copy of your file using sustainable file formats for your data files.
List of free programs that will open any file extension.