The File Extensions Database


Search over 50,000 file extensions and software programs.

What is a file extension?: A file extension is the characters after the last dot in a file name. For example, in the file name "Thumbs.db", the file extension is "db". It helps Windows select the right program to open the file.

We help you open your file: We have a huge database of file extensions (file types) with detailed descriptions. We hand pick programs that we know can open or otherwise handle each specific type of file.

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