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New applications are constantly being produced and it is essential for our personal computer to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. By examining a files extension, our personal computer knows exactly how to access that file.

To determine which program to load a file with, your computer first gathers the needed data from the files extension. A files extension contains hints to the format of the file and what variety of information it holds. As an example, many general file extensions include: .gif for images, .rar for packed files, and .mov for movies. These typical file extensions are recognized by many computer users, but with new programs coming out each day, with it is created more file types which you might not have seen.

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