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New programs are always being created and it is important for our computer to be able to tell what sort of file it is accessing. By considering a files extension, our computer knows exactly how to make use of that file.

The information necessary to choose which software to use to access a file is taken by examining the files extension. A files extension carries clues to the data format of the file and what sort of data it holds. Some of the more frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for audio, and .txt for plain text. These general file extensions are well known to many computer users, but with fresh software being created every day, with it comes more file types which you might not be familiar with.

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