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Our computer needs to know how to access particular files and determine what applications they are associated with. By examining a files extension, our computer knows precisely how to make use of that file.

The data needed to select which software to use to access a file is read by examining the files extension. A files extension contains hints to the formatting of the file and what variety of information it carries. A few of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for audio, and .doc for documents. These common file extensions are recognized by many pc users, but with new applications coming every day, with it is created more file types which you might not know about.

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