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Important File Extension List With Full Form PDF  


Here are some important file extension for exam

File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.aif       AIF/Audio Interchange audio file
.cda     CD audio track file
.iff        Interchange File Format
.mid or .midi   MIDI audio file.
.mp3    MP3 audio file
.mpa    MPEG-2 audio file
.wav     WAVE file
.wma   Windows Media audio file
.wpl     Windows Media Player playlist
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File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.apk     Android package file
.bat      Batch file
.bin      Binary file
.cgi      Common Gateway Interface Script
.com    MS-DOS command file
.exe     Executable file
.jar       Java Archive file
.py       Python file
.wsf      Windows Script File
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.avi      Audio Video Interleave File
.flv       Adobe Flash Video File
.h264   H.264 video File
.m4v    Apple MP4 video File
.mkv    Matroska Multimedia Container
.mov    Apple QuickTime movie File
.mp4    MPEG-4 Video File
.mpg or .mpeg            MPEG video File
.rm      Real Media File
.swf      Shockwave flash File
.vob     DVD Video Object File
.wmv   Windows Media Video File
.3g2     3GPP2 Multimedia File
.3gp     3GPP multimedia File
Text File Extensions

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File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.doc and .docx Microsoft Word file
.odt      OpenOffice Writer document file
.msg    Outlook Mail Message
.pdf      PDF file
.rtf       Rich Text Format File
.tex      A LaTeX document file
.txt       Plain text file
.wks and .wps  Microsoft Works Word Processor Document file
.wpd    WordPerfect document

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.sav      Save the file (e.g. game save file)
.sql       SQL/Structured Query Language database file
.tar      Linux / Unix tarball file archive
System Related File Extensions

File Extension For Image

File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.bak     Backup file
.cab     Windows Cabinet file
.cfg      Configuration file
.cpl      Windows Control panel file
.cur      Windows cursor file
.dll       DLL file
.dmp    Dump file
.drv      Device driver file
.icns     macOS X icon resource file
.ico      Icon file
.ini       Initialization file
.lnk      Windows shortcut file
.msi     Windows installer package
.sys      Windows system file
.tmp     Temporary file
Web File Extensions

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File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.asp and .aspx Active Server Page file
.cer      Internet security certificate
.cfm     ColdFusion Markup file

.cfm     ColdFusion Markup file
.cgi or .pl         Perl script file
.css      Cascading Style Sheet file
.htm and .html            HTML/Hypertext Markup Language file
.js         JavaScript file
.jsp       Java Server Page file
.part    Partially downloaded file
.php     PHP Source Code file
.rss       RSS/Rich Site Summary file
.xhtml  XHTML / Extensible Hypertext Markup Language file
Image File Extensions

File Extension for Webpage

File Extension  File Extension Meaning
.ai        Adobe Illustrator file
.bmp    Bitmap image File
.gif       GIF/Graphical Interchange Format image
.ico      Icon file
.jpeg or .jpg     JPEG image
.max    3ds Max Scene File
.obj      Wavefront 3D Object File
.png     PNG / Portable Network Graphic image
.ps        PostScript file
.psd      PSD / Adobe Photoshop Document image
.svg      Scalable Vector Graphics file
.tif or .tiff        TIFF image
.3ds      3D Studio Scene
.3dm    Rhino 3D Model

.aif - AIF audio file
.cda - CD audio track file
.mid or .midi - MIDI audio file.
.mp3 - MP3 audio file
.mpa - MPEG-2 audio file
.ogg - Ogg Vorbis audio file
.wav - WAV file
.wma - WMA audio file
.wpl - Windows Media Player playlist

7z - 7-Zip compressed file
.arj - ARJ compressed file
.deb - Debian software package file
.pkg - Package file
.rar - RAR file
.rpm - Red Hat Package Manager
.tar.gz - Tarball compressed file
.z - Z compressed file

.bin - Binary disc image
.dmg - macOS X disk image
.iso - ISO disc image
.toast - Toast disc image
.vcd - Virtual CD

.csv - Comma separated value file
.dat - Data file
.db or .dbf - Database file
.log - Log file
.mdb - Microsoft Access database file
.sav - Save file (e.g., game save file)
.sql - SQL database file
.tar - Linux / Unix tarball file archive
.xml - XML file

.email - Outlook Express e-mail message file.
.eml - E-mail message files from multiple e-mail clients, including Gmail.
.emlx - Apple Mail e-mail file.
.msg - Microsoft Outlook e-mail message file.
.oft - Microsoft Outlook e-mail template file.
.ost - Microsoft Outlook offline e-mail storage file.
.pst - Microsoft Outlook e-mail storage file.
.vcf - E-mail contact file.

.apk - Android package file
.bat - Batch file
.bin - Binary file
.cgi or .pl - Perl script file
.com - MS-DOS command file
.exe - Executable file
.gadget - Windows gadget
.jar - Java Archive file
.msi - Windows installer package
.py - Python file

.bmp - Bitmap image
.gif - GIF image
.ico - Icon file
.jpeg or .jpg - JPEG image
.png - PNG image
.ps - PostScript file
.psd - PSD image
.svg - Scalable Vector Graphics file
.tif or .tiff - TIFF image

.asp and .aspx - Active Server Page file
.cer - Internet security certificate
.cfm - ColdFusion Markup file
.cgi or .pl - Perl script file
.css - Cascading Style Sheet file
.htm and .html - HTML file
.js - JavaScript file
.jsp - Java Server Page file
.part - Partially downloaded file
.php - PHP file
.py - Python file
.rss - RSS file
.xhtml - XHTML file

.key - Keynote presentation
.odp - OpenOffice Impress presentation file
.pps - PowerPoint slide show
.ppt - PowerPoint presentation

.c - C and C++ source code file
.class - Java class file
.cpp - C++ source code file
.cs - Visual C# source code file
.h - C, C++, and Objective-C header file
.java - Java Source code file
.pl - Perl script file.
.sh - Bash shell script
.swift - Swift source code file
.vb - Visual Basic file



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