Q: Does FileInfo.com offer a Google Chrome extension?
A: Yes, FileInfo.com provides a Chrome extension for the Google Chrome web browser.
About the Chrome Extension
The "File Extension Search" Chrome extension makes it easy to look up information about file extensions and related file types from the Google Chrome toolbar. It is a great utility to use after you download a file and want to know what it is before you open it.
Dowloading the Chrome Extension
To download the Chrome extension, first make sure you are using the Chrome web browser, then click the download link below.
Version 1.1 (47 KB) Released 10/25/2012
Installing the Chrome Extension
- Open the Google Chrome web browser.
Open the Extensions window. You can do this by selecting chrome://chrome/extensions/" in the address bar as shown below:from the menu bar. You can also manually type in "
- When the Chrome Extensions window is open, you can simply drag and drop the fileinfo.crx file onto the window.
- Click "Add" when prompted, "Add File Extension Search?"
NOTE: For security reasons, double-clicking the .CRX file will not install the Chrome extension. Instead, you must follow the steps above and make sure the Extensions window is open when you drag the extension to the browser window.
Using the Chrome ExtensionOnce you add the extension, a green icon with the letter "i" in the middle will appear in the upper-right corner in the toolbar. Simply click the icon to activate the extension. Type a file extension into the search box to look up the file extension at FileInfo.com.
- This extension requires Google Chrome 4.0 or later
Updated: October 25, 2012