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New software is constantly being developed and it is essential for our computer to know how to distinguish what sort of file it is accessing. That is precisely what a file extension is for!

The information essential to select which program to utilize to access a file is read by examining the files extension. A files extension carries clues to the formatting of the file and what variety of data it carries. As an example, some common file extensions include: .jpg for images, .zip for compressed files, and .mov for video. You may already be familiar with these typical extensions but with the ever developing library of software and operating systems there are many more that you may have never discovered.

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