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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 C — C source 16603
2 HTML — HyperText Markup Language (.html, .htm) 15931
3 XML — eXtensible Markup Language 15703
4 JAVA — Java source 15180
5 PDF Portable Document Format 13833
6 SQL — bundled SQL queries 13540
7 CSV — ASCII text encoded as Comma Separated Values, used in most spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel or by most database management systems 13177
8 GSM (GSM Full Rate, originally developed for use in mobile phones) 12875
9 PHP — (.php, .php?, .phtml) — ? is version number (previously abbreviated Personal Home Page, later changed to PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) 12771
10 BIN - Wii (.bin) 12626
11 Z — Unix compress file 11317
12 SOL — Adobe Flash shared object ("Flash cookie") 10797
13 XLW — Microsoft Excel worksheet workspace (version 4.0) 9519
14 JPEG, JFIF (.jpg or .jpeg) — a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images. 8539
15 NDS - Nintendo DS (.nds) 8412
16 CSS 8391
17 ADP — Microsoft Access project (used for accessing databases on a server) 7630
18 PY — Python source 7511
19 FRX — Visual Basic form stash file (binary form file) 7452
20 NES — Nintendo Entertainment System (.nes) 7027
21 STI — OpenOffice.org 1.* Presentation template 6748
22 ASPX — (.aspx) — Microsoft Active Server Page. NET 6664
23 CS — C# source 6601
24 POT — Microsoft PowerPoint template 6476
25 FRM — MySQL table definition 5747
26 ORA — Oracle tablespace files sometimes get this extension (also used for configuration files) 5744
27 M — Objective-C source 5533
28 PL — Perl (.pl) 5314
29 PNG — Portable Network Graphic (lossless, recommended for display and edition of graphic images) 5308
30 XBM — X Window System Bitmap 5217
31 GIF — CompuServe's Graphics Interchange Format 5143
32 M — MATLAB 5021
33 CSV — Comma-separated values 4922
34 SVG — Scalable Vector Graphics, employs XML 4905
35 ISO - The generic file format for most optical media, including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD and UMD. 4822
36 XHTML (.xhtml, .xht) eXtensible Hyper-Text Markup Language 4735
37 TAP — Commodore 64 (.tap) (for tape images including copy protection) 4698
38 FLV — Flash video (encoded to run in a flash animation) 4585
39 TIFF (.tif or .tiff) Tagged Image File Format (usually lossless, but many variants exist, including lossy ones) 4549
40 AB1 - In DNA sequencing, chromatogram files used by instruments from Applied Biosystems 4405
41 AAC (.m4a, .mp4, .m4p, .aac) — Advanced Audio Coding (usually in an MPEG-4 container) 4310
42 MSG — Microsoft Outlook task manager 3999
43 BAS — BASIC, Visual Basic module 3830
44 WAV — Microsoft Wave 3712
45 RAW — General term for minimally processed image data (acquired by a digital camera) 3710
46 GB — Game Boy (.gb) (this applies to the original Game Boy and the Game Boy Color) 3624
47 Matroska (*.mkv) (Matroska is a container format, which enables any video format such as MPEG-4 ASP or AVC to be used along with other content such as subtitles and detailed meta information) 3459
48 tar 3458
49 AVI — container (a shell, which enables any form of compression to be used) 3394
50 M2V MPEG-2 — Video 3341
51 bmp (paint) 3306
52 XCF — GIMP image (from Gimp's origin at the eXperimental Computing Facility of the University of California) 3283
53 ZPL — Zune Playlist format 3283
54 MSWMM — Windows Movie Maker project file 3239
55 GBA — Game Boy Advance (.gba) 3089
56 zip 3041
57 MPP — Microsoft Project 3034
58 RAR Rar Archive (.rar), for multiple file archive (rar to .r01-.r99 to s01 and so on) 2937
59 RTF — Rich Text document 2875
60 ADF — Amiga (.adf) (for 880K diskette images) 2872
61 ODP — OpenDocument Presentation 2671
62 Atom — (.atom, .xml) — Another syndication file format 2668
63 VHD — A VHDL source file. 2622
64 PostScript Font — Type 1, Type 2 2451
65 SCM - Scheme source 2436
66 FCP - Final Cut Pro project file 2422
67 PPTX — Office Open XML Presentation 2372
68 INDD — Adobe InDesign 2297
69 ASP — (.asp) — Microsoft Active Server Page 2292
70 JSP — (.jsp) JavaServer Pages 2281
71 CGI — (.cgi) 2270
72 Exif — Exchangeable image file format (Exif) is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras 2239
73 CFM — (.cfm) — ColdFusion 2238
74 CMX — CorelDRAW vector image 2229
75 SMS — Sega Master System (.sms) 2173
76 TZX — ZX Spectrum (.tzx) (for exact copies of ZX Spectrum games) 2170
77 TeX (.tex) 2159
78 PPJ — Adobe Premiere Pro video editing file 2153
79 bib – BibTeX 2069
80 Ogg — container, multimedia 2052
81 PUB — Microsoft Publisher 2016
82 D — D source 2012
83 AUP — Audacity project file 1964
84 ANS — ANSI text with Layout 1958
85 WMA — Windows Media Audio (.WMA) 1926
86 MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) 1912
87 BAND — GarageBand project file 1905
88 Simplified molecular input line entry specification (SMILES) (.smi) 1881
89 HS - Haskell source 1822
90 JP2 — JPEG2000 1811
91 EPS — Encapsulated Postscript 1768
92 WDB — Microsoft Works Database 1729
93 NRG - The proprietary optical media archive format used by Nero applications. 1699
94 KML (Keyhole Markup Language, XML-based) 1592
95 NB — Mathematica Slideshow 1566
96 MHTML — (.mht, .mhtml) — Archived HTML, store all data on one web page (text, images, etc) in one big file 1552
97 M4A — Apple Lossless (M4A) 1521
98 DjVu — DjVu for scanned documents 1435
99 INI file - used by many applications to store configuration 1431
100 model - CATIA V4 part document 1387
101 GG — Sega Game Gear (.gg) 1366
102 M4V — (file format for videos for iPods and PlayStation Portables developed by Apple) 1365
103 WPD — WordPerfect document 1320
104 WKS — Lotus 1-2-3 1317
105 .tar.gz, .tgz (gzipped tar file) 1304
106 DXF — ASCII Drawing Interchange file Format, used in AutoCAD and other CAD-programs 1296
107 M3U 1277
108 SSI — (.stm) — HTML with Server Side Includes 1275
109 M1V MPEG-1 — Video 1272
110 OTF — OpenType Font 1143
111 WMF — Windows Meta File 1098
112 Alphabetical list of file extensions 1079
113 DAT — video standard data file (automatically created when we attempted to burn as video file on the CD) 1074
114 VRML Uses .wrl extension — Virtual Reality Modeling Language, for the creation of 3D viewable web images. 1044
115 INC — Turbo Pascal included source 1032
116 3GP — (the most common video format for cell phones) 1001
117 ASF — container (enables any form of compression to be used; MPEG-4 is common; video in ASF-containers is also called Windows Media Video (WMV)) 975
118 LISP - Common Lisp source 970
119 SES — Adobe Audition multitrack session file 962
120 7z — 7-Zip compressed file 948
121 GED — Game Maker Extension Editable file as of version 7.0 927
122 DOC — Microsoft Word document 925
123 Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) (.dcm) 921
124 AMR-for GSM and UMTS based mobile phones 860
125 STL Stereo Lithographic data format (see STL (file format)) used by various CAD systems and stereo lithographic printing machines. See above. 839
126 Static 820
127 enl – EndNote 801
128 MathML — Mathematical Markup Language (.mml) 753
129 IGES— Initial Graphics Exchange Specification 726
130 FDB - Navision database file 698
131 PLS 694
132 cab — Microsoft Cabinet 687
133 IPT — Autodesk Inventor Part file 684
134 MOD (Soundtracker and Protracker sample and melody modules) 668
135 E — Eiffel source 655
136 PMD — Adobe PageMaker 645
137 FM - Adobe FrameMaker 617
138 Intel HEX 613
139 DMG - Macintosh disk image files 592
140 GED — GEDCOM, (GEnealogical Data COMmunication) file format for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. 544
141 TPL — Web template (.tpl) 537
142 VMDK, DSK — Virtual Machine Disk (.vmdk, .dsk) 533
143 ML — Standard ML / Objective Caml source 533
144 APR (ESRI ArcView 3.3 and earlier project file) 518
145 FDB — Firebird Databases 505
146 Massachusetts General Hospital imaging format, used by the FreeSurfer brain analysis package 503
147 X3D 494
148 APE — Monkey's Audio (APE) 486
149 ABW — AbiWord document 464
150 RealAudio (RA, RM) 440
151 WAD — Data storage (contains music, maps, and textures) 434
152 PCX — a lossless format used by ZSoft's PC Paint, popular at one time on DOS systems. 423
153 VSA — Altiris Virtual Software Archive 419
154 GPX (XML-based interchange format) 409
155 PDX — Corel Paradox database management 397
156 DAA — Closed-format, Windows-only compressed disk image 395
157 SDB — StarOffice's StarBase 391
158 MPQ Archives (.mpq) - Used by Blizzard games 389
159 AI — Adobe Illustrator Document 380
160 CWP — Cakewalk Sonar project file 357
161 MDS - DAEMON tools native disc image file format used for making images from optical CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc. It comes together with MDF file and can be mounted with DAEMON Tools or Alcohol 120% software. 353
162 XSL-FO (Formatting Objects) 350
163 WQ1 — Quattro Pro DOS version 329
164 MIFF — ImageMagick's native file format 319
165 Parchive (.par, .par2) 302
166 Speex (Ogg project, specialized for voice, low bitrates) 301
167 MNG — Multiple Network Graphics, the animated version of PNG 296
168 GRIB - Grid In Binary, WMO format for weather model data 292
169 AU 290
170 sit/sitx — StuffIt (Macintosh) 287
171 Troff 286
172 CGM — Computer Graphics Metafile an ISO Standard 281
173 MYO - MYOB Limited (Windows) File 281
174 FITS Flexible Image Transport format — Standard data format for astronomy [link] 280
175 MS10 — NI Multisim file 272
176 ODB — OpenOffice.org Base 269
177 ace - ACE compressed file 264
178 DRM — Steinberg Cubase drum file 262
179 GDSII 258
180 RM — RealMedia 255
181 TAX — TurboTax File 249
182 Intergraph's Intergraph Standard File Formats 246
183 DGN — MicroStation design file 245
184 LBM — Deluxe Paint image file 242
185 CLF — ThinkFree Calc 240
186 Metalink — (.metalink, .met) — A file format for listing metadata about downloads, such as mirrors, checksums, and other information. 234
187 LHA (.lzh) - Lempel, Ziv, Huffman 227
188 SHN — Shorten (SHN) 223
189 GeoTIFF (Geographically located raster data) 222
190 DTED (Digital Terrain Elevation Data) 211
191 DBA - DarkBASIC source 211
192 NPC — Neo Geo Pocket (.npc) 209
193 NetCDF Network common data format [link] 209

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