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New applications are constantly being developed and it is important for our computer to know how to distinguish what sort of file it is accessing. By viewing a files extension, our computer knows exactly how to access that file.

The information essential to select which software to utilize to access a file is learned from the files extension. A files extension holds tips to the format of the file and what variety of information it carries. For example, many common file extensions include: .jpg for images, .zip for packed files, and .mov for movies. You might already be familiar with these common extensions but with the always developing library of programs and operating systems there are a lot more that you might have never discovered.

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