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New software is constantly being created and it is important for our system to know how to tell what kind of file it is accessing. By looking at a files extension, our computer knows precisely how to process that file.

To detect which application to load a file with, your personal computer first collects the necessary information from the files extension. Information regarding the type and format of data carried inside a file is indicated by the file extension. A few of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .mp3 for audio, and .doc for documents. These typical file extensions are recognized by many pc users, but with new programs emerging each day, with it comes more file types which you might not have seen.

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