The File Extensions Database

Search over 30,000 file extensions and software programs.

AC.MSK.SU contains a searchable database of thousands of file extensions with detailed information about the associated file types. Each entry contains information about the file format, a description of the file, and the program or programs that can open the file. Programs for opening the files are listed for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms

What is a File Extension?: File extension is the suffix at the end of a filename indicating what type of file it is.

If you come across a file or e-mail attachment with an unknown file extension, you can look up the file association using

For an overview of common file types, see list presented below, which includes a list of important file formats you should know.

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