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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1 by Kevin Wilson

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Chapter    6

File Management in Windows

Types of Files

There are many different types of files. There are the files an end user uses, like graphics files, word processing files, video files and so on. These can be accessed and may be changed by the end user and the filenames can be changed as well. However, other files on your system should not have their names changed; they may cause a program not run or may even cause your operating system to fail. There are files that are used by the system that are hidden from end users by default, so that they do not inadvertently mess them up. These can generally be accessed by changing settings on your computer, unless your system administrator has decided not to allow access.

The type of file is usually ...

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