Common Filename Extensions
Filenames (e.g.: song.mp3, letter.doc, logo.gif) consiste of three parts:
- the name (e.g.: song, letter, logo)
- a period . character
- the extension (e.g.: mp3, doc, gif)
The following tables identifies the common filename extensions that are used in
MS-DOS, in Windows, and on the internet.
Tagged Image File Format is a file format used for storing images, including photographs and line art. tmp Typically used to indicate a temporary file. txt Text file. Open with Windows Notepad text editor. xls Spreadsheet file format. See: Microsoft Excel. xml XML (Extensible Markup Language) fle format. See: XML. xsd XSD (XML Schema Definition) file format. See: XML. wav Waveform Audio file format. Used to store uncompressed audio. wma Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a digital audio file format. See: Windows Media Player. wmv Windows Media Video (WMV) is a compressed video file format. See: Windows Media Player. zip ZIP file format is a data compression and archive format. See: WinZip.
- Displays or modifies file extension associations.