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All About File Extensions & More

published on 12.07.2011 in Files

Common questions about file names and file name extensions. What is a file name extension? A file name extension is a set of characters that helps Windows understand what kind of information is in a file and what program should open it. It is called an extension because it appears at the end of the [...]

File Extension BAK

published on 29.06.2011 in Files

File extension .BAK is used by Firefox Web browser to provide a backup for the bookmarks file of the user. Extension .bak is automatically generated by Firefox to replace the bookmarks in case the main file becomes corrupted. NOTE: The file extension should be changed back to the original extension in order for the file [...]

File Extension RAR

published on 29.06.2011 in Files

The RAR file extension is used with the native format of the WinRAR file archiver. Files in the RAR file extension contain data that are stored in one or more compressed files. If you have downloaded a file in the .rar file extension from the Internet, the contents need to be unpacked for it to [...]

What is File Extension .DOC?

published on 21.02.2011 in Files

You would find that a computer geek would refer to document files as docs. Typically, a doc file refers to just a document file which can be opened with one of the word processors like Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. If you do not own one of these software applications, you can also choose to open [...]

What is file extension .DAT?

published on 20.02.2011 in Files

One of the most versatile file extensions is the dat file. Owing to this versatile nature of this file format, there is not defined structure for the dat file. Typically, it can be just about anything you can dream of since this is just a data package. They are generic data files which can be [...]

What are File Extensions?

published on 17.02.2011 in Files

If you are new to computers and wondering what application to use to open a particular file, the first thing you should do is check the file extension of the file. A file extension can be found at the end of the name of the file. Usually it is three characters long but in some [...]

File Extension Format Explanations

published on 28.01.2011 in Files

What are File Extensions? File extensions are usually three or more characters at the end of a computer file or program. File extensions are used for computer operating systems, like Microsoft Windows or Apple MAC OS X, and basically tell them, what kind of data file it is and with which application associated it is. [...]