File Extension List
New programs are constantly being created and it is essential for our pc to be able to tell what kind of file it is accessing. By looking at a files extension, our system recognizes precisely how to make use of that file.
To detect which program to access a file with, your computer first gathers the necessary data by examining the files extension. A files extension holds clues to the data format of the file and what kind of information it holds. A few of the more frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for sound, and .txt for plain text. These common file extensions are well known to many personal computer users, but with new applications emerging every day, with it comes new file types which you may not have seen.
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