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File Extension List

Our personal computer needs to know how to access particular files and ascertain what applications they are associated with. By viewing a files extension, our personal computer knows exactly how to process that file.

The data necessary to select which program to utilise to access a file is learned from the files extension. A files extension contains clues to the format of the file and what kind of data it contains. Some of the more common file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for sound, and .doc for documents. These general file extensions are well known to many computer users, but with fresh programs coming out each day, with it is created more file types which you might not have seen.

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