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New programs are constantly being produced and it is important for our computer to be able to tell what sort of file it is accessing. By looking at a files extension, our pc knows exactly how to access that file.

To find out which application to access a file with, your personal computer first gathers the necessary data by examining the files extension. A files extension carries tips to the format of the file and what variety of data it carries. Some of the most frequent file extensions include .exe for executables, .wav for sound, and .doc for documents. You may already be familiar with these common extensions but with the always developing library of applications and operating systems there are a lot more that you may have never discovered.

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