Welcome to file.types.explained.at, the information repository dedicated to files
What is a file type? A file type is quite literally the the type of the file, and this is
indicated by the file extension which is the last few letters at the end of
a file name that follow after the dot. For example, a file called "default.htm"
has the file extension of "htm" which in turn indicates that the file is an HTML
To complicate matters, Microsoft Windows often hides the file extension,
so if you are having trouble determining the file extension then consult our
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
article "Help determining the
File types are also known as file extensions, and the two terms "file type" and
"file extension" are often used interchangeably. But they are not quite the
same - see the FAQ entry "What
is the difference between a file extension and a file type?"
This file types repository is intended to help you to answer the common questions
There are a number of different ways you can navigate around this file type
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