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New applications are always being created and it is important for our system to know how to tell what kind of file it is accessing. That is exactly what a file extension is employed for!

The data essential to choose which software to use to access a file is read by examining the files extension. A files extension holds tips to the format of the file and what sort of information it carries. For example, many typical file extensions include: .gif for pictures, .zip for compressed files, and .mov for movies. You might already be familiar with these typical extensions but with the always developing library of programs and operating systems there are many more that you may have never discovered.

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