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Our computer needs to know how to access particular files and determine what programs they are associated with. That is exactly what a file extension is employed for!

To find out which software to access a file with, your personal computer first gathers the needed data by examining the files extension. A files extension holds tips to the format of the file and what sort of information it contains. As an example, many common file extensions include: .gif for images, .zip for packed files, and .avi for movies. You might already be familiar with these general extensions but with the always growing library of applications and operating systems there are many more that you may have never discovered.

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