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File Extension List

New programs are constantly being produced and it is important for our system to know how to distinguish what sort of file it is accessing. That is exactly what a file extension is for!

To find out which software to open a file with, your personal computer first gathers the needed information by examining the files extension. Data regarding the format and type of data carried within a file is designated by the file extension. Some of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for audio, and .txt for plain text. These typical file extensions are well known to many computer users, but with new software coming every day, with it is created new file types which you may not have seen.

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