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File Extension List

Our personal computer requires a way to access specific files and determine what applications they are associated with. By viewing a files extension, our personal computer recognizes exactly how to process that file.

To determine which program to access a file with, your pc first gathers the essential information from the files extension. Data regarding the format and type of data carried within a file is designated by a file extension. For example, many common file extensions include: .gif for pictures, .rar for packed files, and .mov for movies. These common file extensions are well known to many personal computer users, but with new software emerging each day, with it is created new file types which you may not be familiar with.

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