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File Extension List

New programs are always being developed and it is essential for our personal computer to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. That is exactly what a file extension is employed for!

To detect which application to load a file with, your personal computer first gathers the needed information by examining the files extension. A files extension holds hints to the formatting of the file and what kind of data it carries. As an example, some general file extensions include: .gif for images, .rar for packed files, and .avi for video. These typical file extensions are recognized by many personal computer users, but with fresh programs coming every day, with it is created more file types which you may not be familiar with.

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