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File Extension Guru

This site is designed to give you maximum information about most common file extensions used on the computer. It is very popular problem for computer user to get some file with an extension which user have never heard about.

We spent significant amount of time gathering descriptions of the most popular file extensions around the internet. We also work with software professionals who provide detailed descriptions on certain file extensions and how to deal with them.

File extension is a suffix applied to the file name. For example file hello.txt has a txt file extension. Extension usually defines which type of information is stored in the file and how it is formatted.

Also each file extension is typically associated with one or more applications. These applications could be used to read and modify information in files with such file extensions. But unless application is installed to your computer Windows could not figure which application it should use to open it.

That is why we created this site to help you find what application you should download to read certain file extensions.

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    • We also created an article for you which step by step describes how to open any file extension on your computer.

      This article will teach you several simple methods which will allow you to figure out what is stored inside the file.

      Read an article on how to open any file extension

    • Find more information about file extension and other file problems in Extension Knowledge Base

    • Also if you find an application on the web which claims to open your file make sure to scan it for viruses

      It is a very popular trick for an application to claim something it cannot do and instead install malware on your computer

      Read an article on Viruses, Trojans and Adware

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Extensions covered by File Extension Guru at this moment:

  pdf    rar    3gp    pps    dat    xls    flv    dll    torrent    bin    unknown    vob    kmz    doc    ppt    exe    sys    mov    mp4    m4a    zip    wpd    dmg    ica    thm    tmp    odt    xpi    bup    wmv    mkv    part    dwg    db    3g2    kml    mdf    bak    sav    r00    tar    jar    lzh    temp    daa    iso    cue    uif    r01    r02    r03    r04    r05    r06    r07    r08    r09    ifo    lha    7z    gz  

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