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FOLLOWING ARE SELECTED FILE NAME EXTENSIONS (TWO TO FOUR LETTERS PRECEDED BY A DOT) USED FOR INTERNET AND PROGRAM ADDRESSING. AN URL FOR A COMPLETE LISTING IS PROVIDED AT THE END OF THIS ALPHABETICAL INDEX:

.3DS = 3-D STUDIOS GRAPHICS FILE

.AAC = ADVANCED AUDIO CODING

.AAS = ADOBE AUTHORWARE SYSTEM

.ABF = ADOBE BINARY FONT

.ABR = ADOBE BRUSH

.ABK = AUTOMATIC BACKUP FILE

.ACL = AUDIT COMMAND LANGUAGE

.ACM = AUDIO COMPRESSION MANAGER

.ADF = ADAPTER DESCRIPTION FILE

.ADL = ADAPTER DESCRIPTION LIBRARY

.AEH = ADVANCED EMBEDDED HYPERTEXT

.AI = ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

.AIFF = AUDIO INTERCHANGE FILE FORMAT

.AOS = ADD ON SOFTWARE

.ARF = AUTOMATIC RESPONSE FILE

.ARK = OPEN BOOK FORMAT

.ASC = ASCII TEXT FILE

.ASP = ACTIVE SERVER PAGE

.ATM = ADOBE TYPE MANAGER

.AUP = AUDACITY PROJECT

.BAK = BACKUP FILE

.BBS = BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM

.BIF = BINARY IMAGE FORMAT

.BIN = BINARY FORMAT

.BRF = BRAILLE READY FORMAT

.BRX = BROWSING INDEX (MULTIMEDIA)

.CCL = COMMUNICATIONS COMMAND LANGUAGE

.CDA = COMPACT DISC AUDIO

.CHL = CONFIGURATION HISTORY LOG

.CHM = COMPRESSED HYPERTEXT MARKUP (MICROSOFT)

.CPL = CONTROL PANEL

.CWK = CLARIS WORKS

.DAT = DATA FILE

.DBF = DATA BASE FILE

.DD = DISK DOUBLER

.DDP = DEVICE DRIVER PROFILE

.DIC = DICTIONARY

.DICT = DICTIONARY

.DLL = DYNAMIC LINKED LIBRARY

.DMG = DISK IMAGE (FOR MACOS-X)

.DMP = DUMP FILE

.DQY = DATABASE QUERY

.DSM = DIGITAL SOUND MODULE

.DWF = DRAWING WEB FILE

.EDL = EDIT DECISION LIST

.ELT = EVENT LIST TEXT

.EMF = ENHANCED MEDIFILE FORMAT

.EOT = EMBEDDED OPEN TYPE FILE

.EPS = ENCAPSULATED POST SCRIPT

.ERR = ERROR LOG

.ETF = ENRICHED TEXT FILE

.EXE = EXECUTABLE FILE FOR WINDOWS

.EXT = EXTENSION FILE

.FFT = FINAL FORM TEXT

.FNT = FONT FILE

.GIF = GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT

.GLY = GLOSSARY FILE

.HDF = HIERARCHICAL DATA FILE

.HDX = HELP INDEX FILE

.HST = HISTORY FILE

.HLP = HELP FILE

.HTML = HYPER TEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE

.HTM = SHORTEN VERSION FOR MS/DOS COMPUTERS

.HTX = HYPER TEXT FILE

.ICL = ICON LIBRARY

.ICM = IMAGE COLOR MATCHING

.IMG = IMAGE FILE

.INF = INFORMATION FILE

.INI = INITIALIZATION FILE

.JBIG = JOINT BILEVEL IMAGE GROUP

.JIF = JPEG IMAGE FORMAT

.JOU = JOURNAL FILE

.JPEG = JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERT GROUP

.JTK = JAVA TOOL KIT

.KBM = KEYBOARD MAPPING

.LD = LONG DISTANCE

.LDF = LIBRARY DEFINITION FILE

.LGO = LOGO

.LIB = LIBRARY

.LSF = LIBRARY SYSTEM FILE

.MAN = MANUAL FILE

.MAP = MAP LINKAGE EDITOR

.MCF = MASTER COMMAND FILE

.MDB = MICROSOFT DATABASE

.MDX = MULTIPLE INDEX

.ME = READ ME FILE

.MEM = MEMORY

.MIDI = MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DIGITAL INTERFACE

.MMM = MULTIMEDIA MOVIE

.MP3 = MPEG (LAYER 3)

.MPEG = MOVING PICTURES EXPERTS GROUP

.MSF = MULTIPLE SEQUENCE FILE

.MSG = MESSAGE FILE

.OAB = OUTLOOK ADDRESS BOOK

.OFC = OPEN FINANCIAL CONNECTIVITY

.OOGL = OBJECT ORIENTATED GRAPHICS LIBRARY

.OSD = OPEN SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION

.PAB = PERSONAL ADDRESS BOOK

.PAL = PALETTE

.PCD = PHOTO COMPACT DISC

.PCF = PROFILER COMMAND FILE

.PCH = PATCH FILE

.PCL = PRINTER CONTROL LANGUAGE

.PCT = PC PAINT

.PDF = PORTABLE DOCUMENTS FORMAT

.PDL = PROJECT DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE

.PED = PROGRAM EDITOR DELETE

.PFC = PERSONAL FILING CABINET

.PHP = PHOTO PARADE SCRIPT OR PERSONAL HOME PAGE OR PUBLISHING PROJECT FILE (PICTURE)

.PIC = PICTURE FILE

.PIF = PROGRAM INFORMATION FILE

.PIT = PACKET

.PNG = PORTABLE NETWORK GRAPHICS FORMAT

.PRD = PRINTER DRIVER

.PRJ = PROJECT FILE

.PSP = PHOTOSHOP FILE

.PZ = PUZZLE FILE

.PWL = PASS WORD LIST

.QBW = QUICK BOOKS WINDOWS

.QTP = QUICK TIME PREFERENCES

.REG = REGISTRATION FILE

.REM = REMARKS

.REQ = REQUEST

.RMF = RICH MUSIC FORMAT

.RPT = REPORT

.RSC = RESOURCE FILE

.RTF = RICH TEXT FORMAT

.RVW = REVIEW

.SAC = SHARED ASSET CATALOG

.SAF = SECURED AUDIO FILE

.SAV = SAVE FILE

.SCI = SYSTEM CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

.SCR = SCREEN SAVER WINDOWS

.SDF = SYSTEM DATA FORMAT

.SEA = SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE FOR MACINTOSH

.SFF =SIMPLE FILE FORMAT

.SGF = STANDARD GRAPHICS FORMAT

.SIG = SIGNATURE

.SIT = STUFF IT

.SML = STANDARD MARKUP LANGUAGE

.SND = SOUND FILE

.SPF = SLIDE PRESENTATION FILE

.SQL = STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE

.STF = SHRINK TO FIT

.STY = STYLE

.SUM = SUMMARY

.SWF = SOUND WAVE FLASH

.SWP = SWAP FILE

.SYS = SYSTEM FILE

.TFM = TEXT FONT METRIC

.TIFF = TAG IMAGE FILE FORMAT

.TMP = TEMPORARY FILE

.TTF = TRUE TYPE FONT

.TXT = TEXT FILE

.USR = USER

.VBC = VISUAL BUSINESS CARDS

.VMC = VIRTUAL MEMORY CONFIGURATION

.VRML = VIRTUAL REALITY MODELING LANGUAGE

.VWL = VIDEO WAVE LIBRARY

.WAB = WINDOWS ADDRESS BOOK

.WAV = SOUNDWAVE FILE FORMAT

.WBK = WORD BACKUP FILE (WINDOWS)

.WDB = WINDOWS WORKS DATABASE

.WIN = WINDOWS FILE

.WIZ = WINDOWS WIZARD

.WMA = WINDOWS MEDIA AUDIO

.WMF = WINDOWS MEDIA FILE

.WML = WIRELESS MARKUP LANGUAGE

.WPT = WORD PERFECT TEMPLATE

.XLS = EXCEL SPREADSHEET

.XML = EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE

.XQT = EXECUTABLE FILE

.XRF = CROSSREFERENCE FILE

.ZIP = PKZIP COMPRESSED ARCHIVE FILE

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