Common File Extensions

Listing of common file extensions currently in use.
CategoryExtensionDescription
Audio FilesM3UMultimedia Playlist File
Audio FilesAIFAudio Interchange File Format
Audio FilesM4AMPEG-4 Audio File
Audio FilesMIDMIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) File
Audio FilesMP3MPEG Layer 3 (AC3) Audio File
Audio FilesMPAMPEG Layer 2 Audio File
Audio FilesRAReal Player Audio File
Audio FilesWAVWAVE Audio File
Audio FilesWMAWindows Media Audio File
Backup & Archive FilesNBUNokia Backup File
Backup & Archive FilesSPBSamsung Phone Book for Kies
Backup & Archive FilesTARUNIX Tape Archive
Compressed FilesZIPCompressed Zip File
Compressed FilesDMGApple OS Disk Image File
Configuration FilesHTACCESSHTTP Access Configuration File
Data FilesDATData File
Data FilesCSVComma Separated Values
Data FilesGBRGerber File
Data FilesGEDGEDCOM Data File
Data FilesKEYKeynote Presentation
Data FilesKEYCHAINMac Keychain File
Data FilesTAX2012TurboTax 2012 File
Data FilesXMLExtensible Markup Language File
Data FilesVCFVirtual Card File
Data FilesIFFInterchange File Format
Database FilesMDBMicrosoft Access MDB Database File
Database FilesACCDBMicrosoft Access Database File
Database FilesWABWindows Address Book Contact Details File
Database FilesSDFStandard Data File
Database FilesSDFSpatial Database File
Database FilesSDFSQL CE Database File
Document FilesDOCMicrosoft Word Document
Document FilesDOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
Document FilesPDFPortable Document Format
Document FilesTXTText File
Document FilesWPSMicrosoft Works Document
Document FilesPUBMicrosoft Publisher Document File
Document FilesLOGEvent Log File
Document FilesMSGOutlook Mail Message
Document FilesODTOpenDocument Text File
Document FilesPAGESApple Pages Document
Document FilesTEXLaTeX Document
Document FilesRTFRich Text File Format
Document FilesWPDWordPerfect Document
Document FilesIBOOKApple e-book
Document FilesPPSPowerPoint Slideshow
Document FilesPPTPowerPoint Presentation
Document FilesPPTXPowerPoint Presentation 2007+
Executable FilesEXEExecutable File
Font FilesTTFTrueType Font
Project FilesWLMPWindows Live Movie Maker Project File
Project Files3DSAutodesk 3DS Max Scene File
Project FilesMAXAutodesk 3ds Max File
Project FilesOBJWavefront Object File
Raster Image FilesJPGJPEG Image File
Raster Image FilesDDSDirectDraw Surface
Raster Image FilesYUVYUV Encoded Raster Image File
Raster Image FilesBMPBitmap Image file
Raster Image FilesPNGPortable Network Graphics
Script FilesPHPHypertext Pre-Processor PHP Script File
Short-cut FilesASXASF Link File
Spreadsheet FilesXLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet File
Spreadsheet FilesXLSXMicrosoft Excel Open Spreadsheet File
System FilesTHEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack File
Video FilesMODCamcorder Video File (Standard Definition)
Video FilesTODCamcorder Video File (High Definition)
Video FilesMPGVideo File (Moving Picture Experts Group)
Video FilesMTSHigh-definition AVCHD Camcorder Video File
Video FilesM2TSHigh-definition Blu-ray BDAV Video File
Video FilesSWFShockWave Flash
Video Files3G23rd Generation Partnership Project 2 Multimedia File
Video Files3GP3rd Generation Partnership Project Multimedia File
Video FilesASFAdvanced Systems Format File
Video FilesAVIAudio Video Interleave File
Video FilesFLVFlash Video File
Video FilesM4ViTunes Video File
Video FilesMOVApple Quicktime Video
Video FilesMP4MPEG-4 Video File
Video FilesRMReal Media Video File
Video FilesSRTSubRip Subtitle File
Video FilesVOBVideo Object File
Video FilesSWFShockwave Flash Animation
Video FilesWMVWindows Media Video File
83 common file extensions found