Common File Types

Common file extensions that are good to know, organized by file format.

Text Files

Extension File Type
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.EMLE-Mail Message
.LOGLog File
.MSGOutlook Message Item File
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.PAGESApple Pages Document
.RTFRich Text Format File
.TEXLaTeX Source Document
.TXTPlain Text File
.WPDWordPerfect Document
See all text file types

Data Files

Extension File Type
.AAESidecar Image Edit File
.BINGeneric Binary File
.CSVComma-Separated Values File
.DATData File
.KEYApple Keynote Presentation
.MPPMicrosoft Project File
.OBBAndroid Opaque Binary Blob File
.PPTMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
.PPTXMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation
.RPTCrystal Reports File
.SDFStandard Data File
.TARConsolidated Unix File Archive
.VCFvCard File
.XMLXML File
See all data file types

Audio Files

Extension File Type
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.M3UM3U Media Playlist
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.MIDMIDI File
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
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Video Files

Extension File Type
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.FLVFlash Video File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.MPGMPEG Video
.SRTSubRip Subtitle File
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.TSVideo Transport Stream File
.VOBDVD Video Object File
.WMVWindows Media Video
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3D Image Files

Extension File Type
.3DMRhino 3D Model
.3DS3D Studio Scene
.BLENDBlender 3D Data File
.DAEDigital Asset Exchange File
.FBXAutodesk FBX Interchange File
.MAX3ds Max Scene File
.OBJWavefront 3D Object File
See all 3d image file types

Raster Image Files

Extension File Type
.BMPBitmap Image
.DCMDICOM Image
.DDSDirectDraw Surface Image
.DJVUDjVu Image
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HEICHigh Efficiency Image Format
.JPGJPEG Image
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
See all raster image file types

Vector Image Files

Extension File Type
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.CDRCorelDRAW Image File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.PSPostScript File
.SKETCHSketch Drawing
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.VSDXMicrosoft Visio Drawing
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Page Layout Files

Extension File Type
.AFPUBAffinity Publisher Document
.INDDAdobe InDesign Document
.OXPSOpenXPS File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PMDPageMaker Document
.PUBPublisher Document
.QXPQuarkXPress Project File
.XPSXML Paper Specification File
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Spreadsheet Files

Extension File Type
.NUMBERSApple Numbers Spreadsheet
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.XLRWorks Spreadsheet
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet
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Database Files

Extension File Type
.ACCDBAccess 2007 Database
.CRYPT14WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
.DBDatabase File
.MDBMicrosoft Access Database
.ODBOpenDocument Database
.PDBProgram Database
.SQLStructured Query Language Data File
.SQLITESQLite Database
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Executable Files

Extension File Type
.APKAndroid Package File
.APPmacOS Application Bundle
.BATDOS Batch File
.BINUnix Executable File
.CMDWindows Command File
.COMDOS Command File
.EXEWindows Executable File
.IPAiOS Application
.JARJava Archive
.RUNLinux Executable File
.SHBash Shell Script
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Game Files

Extension File Type
.BINSega Genesis Game ROM
.DEMVideo Game Demo File
.GAMSaved Game File
.GBAGame Boy Advance ROM
.NESNintendo (NES) ROM File
.PAKVideo Game Package
.PKGPlayStation Store Downloaded Package
.ROMN64 Game ROM File
.SAVSaved Game
.SAVNintendo DS Save File
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CAD Files

Extension File Type
.DGNMicroStation Design File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.STEPSTEP 3D Model
.STLStereolithography File
.STPSTEP 3D CAD File
See all cad file types

GIS Files

Extension File Type
.GPXGPS Exchange File
.KMLKeyhole Markup Language File
.KMZGoogle Earth Placemark File
.OSMOpenStreetMap Map
See all gis file types

Web Files

Extension File Type
.ASPActive Server Page
.ASPXActive Server Page Extended File
.CERInternet Security Certificate
.CFMColdFusion Markup File
.CSRCertificate Signing Request File
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JSJavaScript File
.JSONJavaScript Object Notation File
.JSPJakarta Server Page
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
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Plugin Files

Extension File Type
.CRXChrome Extension
.ECFOutlook Add-in
.PLUGINAdobe Photoshop Plug-in
.SAFARIEXTZApple Safari Extension
.XPICross-platform Installer Package
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Font Files

Extension File Type
.FNTWindows Font File
.OTFOpenType Font
.TTFTrueType Font
.WOFFWeb Open Font Format File
.WOFF2Web Open Font Format 2.0 File
See all font file types

System Files

Extension File Type
.ANIWindows Animated Cursor
.CABWindows Cabinet File
.CPLWindows Control Panel Item
.CURWindows Cursor
.DESKTHEMEPACKWindows 8 Desktop Theme Pack File
.DLLDynamic Link Library
.DMPWindows Memory Dump
.DRVDevice Driver
.ICNSmacOS Icon Resource
.ICOIcon File
.LNKWindows Shortcut
.REGRegistry File
.SYSWindows System File
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Settings Files

Extension File Type
.CFGConfiguration File
.INIWindows Initialization File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.PRFOutlook Profile File
.SETSettings File
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Encoded Files

Extension File Type
.ASCPGP ASCII Armored File
.BINMacBinary Encoded File
.ENCEncoded File
.MIMMulti-Purpose Internet Mail Message File
.UUEUuencoded File
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Compressed Files

Extension File Type
.7Z7-Zip Compressed File
.CBRComic Book RAR Archive
.DEBDebian Software Package
.GZGnu Zipped Archive
.PAKPAK (Packed) File
.PKGmacOS Installer Package
.RARWinRAR Compressed Archive
.RPMRed Hat Package Manager File
.TAR.GZCompressed Tarball File
.XAPKCompressed Android Package
.ZIPZipped File
.ZIPXExtended Zip Archive
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Disk Image Files

Extension File Type
.BINBinary Disc Image
.DMGApple Disk Image
.IMGDisc Image Data File
.ISODisc Image File
.MDFMedia Disc Image File
.ROMRead Only Memory Image
.VCDVirtual CD
.VMDKVirtual Machine Disk File
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Developer Files

Extension File Type
.APPXWindows App Package
.CC/C++ Source Code File
.CLASSJava Class File
.CONFIGConfiguration File
.CPPC++ Source Code File
.CSC# Source Code File
.HC/C++/Objective-C Header File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.KTKotlin Source Code File
.LUALua Source File
.MObjective-C Implementation File
.MDMarkdown Documentation File
.PLPerl Script
.PYPython Script
.SB3Scratch 3.0 Project File
.SLNVisual Studio Solution File
.SWIFTSwift Source Code File
.UNITYUnity Scene File
.VBVisual Basic Project Item File
.VCXPROJVisual C++ Project
.XCODEPROJXcode Project
.YMLYAML Document
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Backup Files

Extension File Type
.ABKAutomatic Backup File
.ARCNorton Backup Archive
.BAKBackup File
.TMPTemporary File
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Misc Files

Extension File Type
.CRDOWNLOADChrome Partially Downloaded File
.ICSCalendar File
.MSIWindows Installer Package
.NOMEDIAAndroid No Media File
.PARTPartially Downloaded File
.PKPASSApple Wallet Pass
.TORRENTBitTorrent File
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