.JOB File Extension

Job File

Question: What is an JOB File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an JOB file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an JOB file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .JOB extension are known as Job files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the JOB extension, please let us know.

How to open a JOB file:

The best way to open an JOB file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the JOB file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the JOB file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    Comments (2)
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    2009-05-06 09:44:39
    As far as i know they are used to create scheduled tasks for windows that execute at a certain time. No different really then creating a batch file, but your creating a task to be done later, and saving it with the .JOB extension
    Andreas Reinicke
    2010-05-06 13:55:13
    .JOB files, as I know them, are located in the C:WINDOWSTasks folder, and they contain all the necessary information for scheduled Windows tasks which run under the Windows task scheduler.

    They contain credential information, scheduling information and a command line which is to be run.

    It appears that the command line is stored in unicode format, as well as usernames, while scheduling information is stored in binary format.

    Now what I would like to know is how to interpret these files on a byte by byte basis so I could write a JOB file viewer.

    The Windows SCHTASKS command is able to create these tasks, but unable to view back the command line and some other info.