Shell Extensions, A Little Known but Important Part of Your PC

How well do you know your computer? Are you a tech savvy and basically know all the components of the computer or are you just like everyone else, working on the computer but doesn’t know much about how it functions? There are lots of very important components in a computer that many users are not aware of their existence. Although there are plenty of computer parts known to almost everyone that are not very important, a lot of important keys for a fully functional computer system are unknown to everyone. One of these computer system components is the Windows Shell and its extensions. Continue reading

Old, Unsupported Files. Is there any Way to Open Them?

In the computer world, every data is saved as a file in a format of the file name and its extension. File extensions or file types are the suffixes found at the end of every filename that indicates or tells the computer what kind of file it is. For instance, the computer can tell that the file is a photo when it is saved as kitten.jpg and it is a text document if it is saved as filemane.txt and will launch a program that can open this kind of file like Adobe Photoshop for the photo and Notepad for the text file if the file is double-clicked. Knowing file extensions or file types can be helpful. However, there are certain file types that are now obsolete and cannot be opened by the newer versions of Windows operating systems. The old file extensions are no longer supported by the operating system rendering the file invalid or unsupported and cannot be opened. Continue reading

File Extensions and What Are They?

Every computer files have a particular or specific characteristic that depends on the program that was used to create them. They are called computer file but widely known as the file extensions. File extension is one way of tagging the name of files so you and the computer can keep records and track what they contain. They have characteristics that depend on the program or software that created them and they are placed in the last part of the file name, like a suffix. When you try to open a file using the wrong type of application or program that it was intended to open, the file fails to open and may sometimes even crash. The last part of the file name is the file extension and it is what is used to identify and indicate the type of file so the computer can run the correct type of program when you want to use the file. Continue reading