Windows is familiar with the default file extensions used by most application. By allowing applications to use their default extensions when you save a file, you can bring up a particular application and load a file into it simply by double-clicking on the data file. This doesn't work if you override the default extension for the application. As a result, Windows 95/98/ME/XT doesn't normally show you the extension on files. You have to specifically request to see it. If you're looking at a Details view of files, however, Windows will tell you what Type of file you are looking at. For most purposes, this should be sufficient.
Last Revised: 03/04/2005
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