file associations


The relationships between file types and programs are called file associations[1] and that is what lets the computer decide what program opens each file type[2] by default.

Terms definitions
1. file associations. The relationships between file types and programs are called file associations and that is what lets the computer decide what program opens each file type by default. « Back to Glossary Index
2. file type. The type of file it is. File format is a term that means both the structure and the content. For example, an image file compressed using JPEG compression is simply called a “JPEG Image File”. Often interchangeably used with the term “file format” « Back to Glossary Index