What Is the File Extension 411?

by Faith Davies

In 1981, Sony released a camera called the Mavica, which saved pictures to a floppy disc instead of traditional film. Although rare, these photographs may still be found occasionally today and are associated with .411 files.


A file with the .411 file extension is known as a Sony Mavica picture.


A file with the .411 file extension is a thumbnail or small version of Mavica photographs. The file is used by the Mavica disc to display the photographs.


You are most likely to find a .411 file either on a floppy disc using a disc reader or burned onto a CD that was made as a duplicate of a floppy disc. On the original floppy discs, these files may be hidden from view.


Normally, .411 files are saved with .htm files that contain the actual photographs taken with a Sony Mavica camera.


411 files can be viewed with the programs XnView, Javica and Maview.


About the Author

Faith Davies has been writing professionally since 1996, contributing to various websites. She holds an LAH insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania and has experience as a bank branch manager and lending officer. Davies graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in art history.