Understanding File Types

To get the most out of this chapter, you need to understand some background about what a file type is and how Windows 10 determines and works with file types. The next couple of sections tell you everything you need to know to get you through the rest of the chapter.

File Types and File Extensions

One of the fictions that Microsoft has tried to foist on the computer-using public is that we live in a “document-centric” world. That means that people care only about the documents they create and not about the applications they use to create those documents. The reality is that applications are still too difficult to use, and the capability to share documents between applications is still ...

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