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New software is always being created and it is essential for our system to know how to distinguish what sort of file it is accessing. By considering a files extension, our pc recognizes precisely how to process that file.

The information essential to choose which application to utilize to open a file is learned from the files extension. A files extension holds clues to the formatting of the file and what sort of data 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 pc users, but with fresh programs being created each day, with it is created new file types which you may not be familiar with.

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