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File Type Glossary
Each filename contains a file extension like ico, idx, imf, img, ini, inst, int, inv, ipa, ipd, ipg, ish, iso, ix which refers to the specific type of file. Your PC operating system will launch an appropriate program that is associated with files such as img, ico, idx, ini, iso, int and others.



File Extension Types

.ico - Icon file format. Created by Microsoft for icons. ( file extension ico )

.idx - Outlook Express Mailbox Index (Microsoft). ( file extension idx )

.iff - Image File Format. Used by Sun computers for image files.

.iff - Interchange File Format. Used to transfer documents containing various data types, such as graphcs and sound, between Amiga computers.

.imf - MIDI Music File ( file extension imf ).

.image - Disk Copy, ShrinkWrap Disk Image. ( file type image )

.img - Image file format (.img) that handles monochrome and gray scale images. The img file extension is used by Autodesk AutoCAD. The disk copy format used by Macintosh OS is also a img formatted file.( file extension img )

.imj - Image JPEG format. Variation of the .jfif file format with a Microsoft Windows .bmp header and enhanced palette optimization.

.imp - DVD file.





.ini - Initialization file. Utilized by Windows OSs to initialize certain system operations. ( file extension ini )

.inf - Information format. An ASCII text file. Also used by Microsoft as a type of installation file.

.inst - 3D graphic file.

.int - Intermediate Code Used for Syntax Checking. ( file extension int )

.inv - Windows Update file.

.ipa - iPhone/iPod applications including games, educational programs, finance and news programs, utilities, and other types of programs. IPA files can only be played on an iPhone or iPod and not on a computer. ( file extension ipa ).

.ipd - BlackBerry Backup File (Research In Motion Limited).

.ipg - iPod Game Package (Apple Inc.).

.ish - Compressed file archive created by ISH. ( file extension ish )

.iso - Easy CD Creator Disc Image. The iso format was defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ( file extension iso )

.ix - WordPerfect Office Template File -Corel Corporation. ( file extension ix )





The end of each filename contains a file extension ( ico, idx, imf, img, ini, inst, int, inv, ipa, ipd, ipg, ish, iso, ix ) 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.

File Extension Type starting with ....

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H         I         J         K         L         M         N        

O         P         Q         R         S         T         U        

V         W         X         Y         Z


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