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File Type, Extension Glossary
Every filename contains a file extension like hd, html, htm, hlp, hyp, ham, hdf, htaccess and others that refers to the specific type of file. Info on files like htm, hdf, htaccess and others is used by your PC operating system to launch an appropriate program associated with that respective file.

.h - Header file used in C or C++.

.ha - Compressed file archive created by HA.

.ham - Electronic Arts DeluxePaint. Picture indexes and sound files used in 3D games.

HD - hd to file - Windows Media provides everything you need to author and deliver HD content for playback on computers running Microsoft Windows®, and to distribute that content on DVD-R, transfer it over the Internet, or even play it back in digital cinemas or next-generation consumer electronics players.

.hdf - Heirarchical Data Format. Object-oriented interchange file format used to transport image data from one machine architecture or operating system to another with no adverse effects. ( filename extension )

.hdp - HD Photo file. ( filename extension )

.hdw - Drawing; Harvard Draw for Windows.

.hh - C++ header files.

.hhc - HTML Help Table Of Contents file.

.hhl - Visual basic file.

.hiv - Windows NT Registry Hive.

.hlb - Help Library file for use on a VMS system.

.hlp - Help file format. Standard used with Windows Help files. ( filename extension )

.hpk - Compressed file archive created by HPAK.

.hpp - A header file that may contain variables, constants, functions, and other code referenced by a C++ Builder source code file. It allows common functions to be referenced by multiple files. It may be included with C++Builder software or created by the user.

.hqx - Compressed Macintosh ASCII archive format created by BinHex. Translates Macintosh files into text for transfer purposes.

.hrf - Hitachi Raster Format. Used to store scanner output data.

.htaccess - This file configuration is used by an Apache Web server that provides instructions for different directories of a website; "htaccess" is short for HTTP access, which is the protocol used for transmitting Web pages.

.htm, .html - Hypertext Markup Language file format. Used for creating and viewing Web pages. ( filename extension )

.hyc - WordPerfect data. ( filename extension )

.hyp - Compressed file archive created by HYPER. ( filename extension )

.hz - Hanzi format. A data format for exchanging files of arbitrarily mixed Chinese and ASCII characters.

The end of each filename contains a file extension ( hd, html, hlp, hyp, ham, htaccess, hdf ) which refers to the type of file. This information is used by your computer operating system to launch an appropriate program that is associated with this file.

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