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File Extension List

Our personal computer needs a way to access specific files and ascertain what applications they are associated with. By examining a files extension, our pc knows exactly how to make use of that file.

To find out which program to access a file with, your system starts by gathering the required information by examining the files extension. A files extension contains hints to the formatting of the file and what kind of information it contains. For example, many typical file extensions include: .jpg for images, .rar for packed files, and .mov for video. You might already be familiar with these common extensions but with the always growing library of applications and operating systems there are much more that you might have never discovered.

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