FILE TYPES


As we know that Computers are used for storing the information for a Permanent Time or the Files are used for storing the Data of the users for a Long time Period.

And the files can contains any type of information means they can Store the text, any Images or Pictures or any data in any Format.

In order to support different types of files, operating systems support two part file names.

The two parts are: name and an extension. Both are separated by a dot (.).

Following are the various file type, extension of particular file type and the purpose of file type.

File Types:

File Type

Extension

Meaning

Executable File

.exe, .com, .bin

This type of file is used to read to run machine language program.

Object File

.obj, .o

This type of file is used to compile but machine language is not linked.

Source Code File

.c, .cc, .java, .pas

It represents source code in different languages such as C, Java, Pascal.

Batch File

.bat, .sh

It is used to command to the command interpreter.

Text File

.txt, .doc

This type of file is used for textual data or documentation

Backup File

.bak

This type of file is used for taking backup of some program file.

Multimedia File

.mpeg, .mov, .rm

This type of file is used for binary file containing audio or audio/video information.

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