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New applications are always being produced and it is essential for our pc to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. That is precisely what a file extension is used for!

The information necessary to choose which software to use to load a file is read from the files extension. Information regarding the format and type of data carried within a file is designated by a file extension. For example, many typical file extensions include: .gif for pictures, .zip for packed files, and .avi for video. You might already be familiar with these common extensions but with the ever developing library of software and operating systems there are a lot more that you may have never discovered.

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