Previewing documents

The following file types can be previewed or opened with FileRun by default:

Image files:

  • PHP GD extension: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, jpe
  • ImageMagick: most known image file types

Office documents:

  • PDF documents are opened inside the browser, on most browsers, and in some which don't support that, open with FileRun's HTML5-based PDF viewer.
  • rtf, doc, xls, pps, ppt, docx, xlsx, pptx, odp, fodp, ods, fods, odt, fodt, sxw, sxc, sxi open by default with Box View
  • odp, ods, odt open with FileRun's own OpenDocument Viewer
  • EPS documents can be previewed with ImageMagick: ImageMagick_thumbnail_generation_and_image_preview

Text documents:

  • svg, class, h, bat, cmd, sh, eml, txt, readme, nfo, htaccess, htm, html, cfm, wml, htt, inc, vbs, js, json, java, jsp, jspx, asp, aspx, ashx, asmx, axd, pl, cgi, php, php3, php4, py, rb, rhtml, erb, pxp, xml, xhtml, sass, css, tpl, sql, sub, srt, log, ini (new extensions can be easly added)

Archive files:

  • ZIP, TAR, TAR.BZ2, TBZ, BZ2, TAR.GZ, TGZ, JAR archives and GZ compressed files can be extracted.

Video files:

  • mpg, mov, webm, mp4, swf, flv, ogv, m4v
  • wmv (usually supported only by Windows computers) - not an official FileRun feature because of third-party software requirements

Audio files:

  • mp3, mpa, m3u, m3u8, pls, ogg, wav, flac

AutoCAD files:

  • skp, fbx, dwg, dwf, dxf, rvt

Misc file types:

  • URL (opens the web page inside an embedded window)

Additional preview methods will be displayed in the contextual menu, under “Open with..”, when certain actions can be performed for the selected file.

Google Docs Viewer and Editor

  • can preview, create and edit most common office file types

Microsoft Office Web Viewer (

  • can preview most common Microsoft Office file types

Zoho Editor (

  • can preview, create and edit most common office file types

Aviary Image Editor (

  • Available for: “jpg”, “jpeg”, “png”

Pixlr Image Editor (

  • Available for: “jpg”, “jpeg”, “gif”, “png”, “psd

Autodesk Freewheel Viewer (

  • available for AutoCAD documents

Google Earth KML Viewer

  • available for “kml” files

Bing Maps KML Viewer

  • available for “kml” files

Cloud Convert

  • available for converting many common file types

Most preview plugins can be disabled from the control panel, under “System configuration” » “Files” » “Open with.. options”

You can choose how FileRun handles each type of file. Simply access the control panel, under “System configuration” » “Files” » “Open with.. options” » “Defaults”