Kahl Consultants File Conversions with Different File Types

Converting the format of an unknown file type into a format that you can open can be a hassle, especially now that most people are now working from home and may not have tech support at their fingertips.

Have you ever received an important document or image only to find that you cannot open it because you don't have the correct program to open that specific file format? A file format is based on the way a file has been saved and which programs you can open it with. To see the file format you simply check the file extension.

What is File Extension?

File extensions determine which app or program to use to be able to open or access the file. You can find the file extension at the end of your file. Below are some examples of different types of file extensions and how to see them.


  • .jpg or .jpeg
  • .png
  • .tiff
  • .ai


  • .doc or .docx for Word
  • .ppt, or .pptx for Powerpoint
  • .xls or .xlsx for Excel
  • .pdf, .ps and .eps for Acrobat files


  • .avi
  • .mts
  • .mpg or .mpeg
  • .wmv

How to see your File's Extension in Windows:

  1. Right-click your file, then click on Properties
  2. Look for "Type of File" to see your file extension

How to Convert a File to Another File Type

Now that you know the basics about file extensions, you just need to find a converter that can convert your file type into the format you can read. Where to find a proper file converter? One of the free online tools we at Kahl Consultants use to convert files is called Zamzar!

Zamzar is an online file converter, a convenient way to convert files because you don't have to install anything on your computer. Around since 2006, Zamzar supports a wide variety of file formats. Another similar tool is Go2Convert. Happy converting!

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