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File Extension List

Our personal computer needs to know how to access specific files and ascertain what programs they are associated with. By considering a files extension, our computer recognizes precisely how to process that file.

The information needed to select which software to utilise to load a file is taken from the files extension. A files extension contains hints to the format of the file and what kind of information it holds. Some of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .mp3 for sound, and .txt for plain text. These common file extensions are well known to many computer users, but with new programs being created every day, with it comes more file types which you might not know about.

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