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New applications are constantly being created and it is important for our system to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. That is exactly what a file extension is employed for!

The information necessary to choose which software to utilize to access a file is learned from the files extension. A files extension contains clues to the format of the file and what kind of data it carries. A few of the more general file extensions include .exe for executables, .mp3 for audio, and .txt for plain text. These general file extensions are recognized by many computer users, but with fresh software coming out every day, with it comes more file types which you may not have seen.

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