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New programs are always being developed and it is essential for our computer to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. By examining a files extension, our computer knows exactly how to process that file.

To detect which application to load a file with, your computer starts by collecting the required data by examining the files extension. Information regarding the type and format of information carried within a file is indicated by the file extension. Some of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for sound, and .doc for documents. You might already be familiar with these general extensions but with the ever growing library of applications and operating systems there are a lot more that you might have never seen.

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