Are you curious about various file types that you see on your Windows computer?
Are you facing file-related problems and want to know the causes and solutions?
If YES… then this short guide to computer file extensions can help you out. This tutorial is divided into the following sections:
- Introduction to files and file extensions
- Examples of different file extensions
- Common causes of file type errors
- Solution to file type errors
Introduction to files and file extensions
Each filename constitutes two distinct parts: the name of the file and the file extension. These two entities are separated by a ‘dot’ or ‘period’. File extension provides valuable insight about a particular file, such as its format or the application that can be used to open the file. For instance, the moment you see a .txt file, you know that file is a text file and can be opened with a Text Editor application, such as Microsoft Notepad.
Some specific file extensions