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File Extension BMP

File extension BMP is used by operating systems to recognize files with content of type BMP. Here is some information which will get you started.

To see if you have an application which support file extension BMP you need to double click on the file. This will either open it with matching application or Windows will suggest you to look for an application for file extension BMP either on web or on local computer. If there is no application on your computer which can open BMP files you need to search on the internet which application can open BMP files.

File extensions help computers locate correct application for specific files. Operating systems will not look into the content of the files to be opened, but instead, it will immediate locate the file extension of the file and locate for associated application that can render the files. This helps the computer to organize its functions and work much faster. Most operating systems (Windows) require the use of file extensions, but others do not (Unix).

These file extensions are also beneficial for us. By simply looking at the filename, we can determine what type of information is stored to that and what applications can open these files. Have you noticed that when your computer acquires an unknown file, it will ask your permission to look for associated program to open it or look for these programs over the Internet? Yes! These file extensions make the work of the computer easy. Once there is no application associated with the file, then the computer will immediately ask the users assistance to help look for the source files.

BMP File Applications

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