Full Forms Of File Extensions – What Is File Extension

A file extension or file name extension is the ending of a file that helps identify the type of file in operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows. In Microsoft Windows, the file name extension is a period that is often followed by three characters, but may also be one, two, or four characters long.

Contents :

  1. Text File Formats
  2. Audio File Formats
  3. Video File Formats
  4. Image File Formats
  5. 3D File Formats
  6. Executable File Formats
  7. Web File Formats
  8. Compressed File Formats

Commonly used File extensions and their Full Forms

1. TEXT FILE FORMATS:-

  • .txt              Plain Text File
  • .doc            Microsoft Word Document
  • .docx          Microsoft Word Open XML Document
  • .msg           Outlook Mail Message
  • .wps            Microsoft Word Processor Document
  • .tex             LaTex Source Document
  • .rtf              Rich Text File
  • .log             Log File
  • .pages         Pages Document
  • .odt             Open Document Text Document
  • .wpd           Word Perfect Document

2. AUDIO FILES FORMAT:-

  • .wma           Windows Media Audio File
  • .wav             WAVE Audio File
  • .mid             MIDI File
  • .mp3            MP3 Audio File
  • .mpa            MPEG-2 Audio File
  • .m4a            MPEG-4 Audio File
  • .m3u            Media Playlist File
  • .iff                Interchange File Format 
  • .aif               Audio Interchange File Format
  • .ra                Real Audio File

3. VIDEO FILES FORMAT:-

  • .3gp            3GPP Multimedia File
  • .3g2            3GPP2 Multimedia File
  • .wmv          Windows Media Video File
  • .swf             Shockwave Flash Movie
  • .srt              SubRip Subtitle File
  • .rm             Real Media File
  • .mov           Apple QuickTime Movie
  • .mp4           MPEG-4 Video File
  • .mpg           MPEG Video File
  • .flv              Flash Video File
  • .avi             Audio Video Interleave File
  • .asf             Advanced System File 
  • .asx            Microsoft ASF Redirector File
  • .vob            DVD Video Object File

4. IMAGE FILES FORMAT:-

  • .bmp           Bitmap File
  • .dds             DirectDraw Surface
  • .dng            Digital negative Image File
  • .gif              Graphical Interchange File Format
  • .jpg             JPEG Image
  • .png            Portable Network Graphic
  • .psd            Adobe Photoshop Document
  • .pspimage   PaintShop Pro Image
  • .tga              Targa Graphics
  • .thm            Thumbnail Image File
  • .tif               Tagged Image File
  • .yuv             YUV Encoded Image File

5.  3-D IMAGE FILES FORMAT:-

  • .3dm          Rhino 3D Model
  • .3ds            3D Studio Scene
  • .max          3ds Max Scene File
  • .obj            WaveFront 3D Object File

6. EXECUTABLE FILES FORMAT:-

  • .apk             Android Package File
  • .app             Mac OS X Application
  • .bat              DOS Batch File
  • .cgi               Common Gateway Interface Script
  • .com             DOS Command File
  • .exe              Windows Executable File
  • .gadget         Window Gadget
  • .jar               Java Archive File
  • .pif                Program Information File
  • .vb                VBScript File
  • .wsf               Windows Script File

7.WEB FILE FORMAT:-

  • .asp              Active Server Pages
  • .aspx            Active Server Pages Extended 
  • .cer              Internet security File
  • .cfm             ColdFusion Markup File
  • .csr              Certificate Signing Request File
  • .css              Cascading Style Sheet
  • .htm             HyperText Markup Language
  • .html            HyperText Markup Language
  • .js                 JavaScript File
  • .jsp               Java Server Pages
  • .php             PHP source Code File
  • .rss               Rich Site Summary
  • .xhtml          Extended HyperText Markup Language

8.COMPRESSED FILE FORMAT:-

  • .7z             7-zip Compressed File
  • .cbr           Comic Book RAR Archive
  • .deb           Debian Software Package
  • .gz             Gnu Zipped Archive
  • .pkg           Mac OS X Installer Package
  • .rar           WinRAR Compressed Archive
  • .rpm          Red Hat Package Manager File
  • .sit             Stufflt Archive
  • .sitx           Stufflt X Archieve
  • .tar.gz       Compressed Tarball File
  • .zip             Zipped File
  • .zipx           Extended Zipped File
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