Q: Does FileInfo.com offer a Google Chrome extension?
A: Yes, FileInfo.com provides a Chrome extension for the Google Chrome web browser.
The "File Extension Search" Chrome extension makes it easy to look up information about file extensions and related file types from the Google Chrome toolbar. It is a great utility to use after you download a file and want to know what it is before you open it.
Downloading the Chrome Extension
To download the Chrome extension, first make sure you are using the Chrome web browser, then click the download link below. The link will open the the download page in Google's Chrome Web Store.
Version 1.1 (47 KB) Released 10/25/2012
Installing the Chrome Extension
- Open the Google Chrome web browser.
- Click the download link above.
- Click the "Add to Chrome" button in the upper-right corner of the window.
- When prompted with the question "Add File Extension Search?", click "Add extension."
NOTE: To uninstall the Chrome Extension, open the Extensions window. You can do this by selecting chrome://chrome/extensions/" in the address bar as shown below:from the menu bar. You can also manually type in "
The Extensions page allows you deactivate or remove Chrome extensions.
Using the Chrome Extension
Once you have added the extension, a green icon with the letter "i" in the middle will appear in the upper-right corner in the toolbar. Simply click the icon to activate the extension. Type a file extension into the search box to look up the file extension at FileInfo.com.
- This extension requires Google Chrome 4.0 or later
Updated: October 21, 2016