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File Extension List

Our computer needs to know how to access specific files and specify what programs they are affiliated with. By considering a files extension, our personal computer knows exactly how to process that file.

To detect which software to access a file with, your computer first gathers the necessary information by examining the files extension. Information regarding the type and format of information carried inside a file is indicated by a file extension. As an example, some common file extensions include: .jpg for pictures, .rar for compressed files, and .mov for video. These typical file extensions are well known to many personal computer users, but with new software being created each day, with it comes more file types which you may not have seen.

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