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New programs are constantly being developed and it is important for our system to know how to tell what sort of file it is accessing. That is exactly what a file extension is used for!

The information essential to choose which application to utilize to load a file is read from the files extension. A files extension contains clues to the data format of the file and what variety of information it holds. A few of the more general file extensions include .exe for executables, .mp3 for sound, and .txt for plain text. These common file extensions are recognized by many personal computer users, but with fresh software emerging every day, with it is created new file types which you might not have seen.

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