extensions

a.k.a. file extensions

The characters after the dot in a file's name are the file's extension. They determine how the file is formatted and viewed. For example, a file named "index.html" is coded in HTML and therefore must be viewed with a compatible program (such as a Web browser or HTML editor). On the Internet, you will come across many different file extensions; in order to properly view a wide variety of files, you must get the corresponding "wide variety of programs" (by downloading them off the Net, in most cases). You must then configure your computer to recognize these extensions (following each program's wizard).

The characters after the dot in a file's name are the file's extension. They determine how the file is formatted and viewed. For example, a file named "index.html" is coded in HTML and therefore must be viewed with a compatible program (such as a Web browser or HTML editor). On the Internet, you will come across many different file extensions; in order to properly view a wide variety of files, you must get the corresponding "wide variety of programs" (by downloading them off the Net, in most cases). You must then configure your computer to recognize these extensions (following each program's wizard).

For instructions on how to configure your computer to handle a wide variety of programs, click on the link below.

For a list of file extensions click here!

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