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Text Files

Text files contain textual data and may be saved in plain text or rich text formats. While most text files are documents created and saved by users, they can also be used by software developers to store program data. Examples of text files include word processing documents, log files, and saved email messages.

Common text file extensions include .TXT, .RTF, .LOG, and .DOCX.

File Extension File Type Popularity
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.PAGESPages Document
.TEXLaTeX Source Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.MSGOutlook Mail Message
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.WPSMicrosoft Works Word Processor Document
.LOGLog File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.TXTPlain Text File
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.LSTData List
.GDOCGoogle Drive Document
.DWDDavkaWriter File
.ABWAbiWord Document
.STYLaTeX Style
.FDXFinal Draft Document
.DOTXWord Open XML Document Template
.EMLE-Mail Message
.WPTWordPerfect Template
.WPSKingsoft Writer Document
.WTTWrite! Document
.SIGSignature File
.BIBBibTeX Bibliography Database
.RSTreStructuredText File
.TDFXserve Test Definition File
.TDFGuide Text Definition File
.HHTHelp and Support Center HHT File
.BDRExchange Non-Delivery Report Body File
.GTHRGather Log File
.U3IU3 Application Information File
.OFLOts File List
.QDLQDL Program
.NOTESMemento Notes File
.CRWLWindows Crawl File
.GVGraphviz DOT File
.LNTLaego Note Taker File
.RZNRed Zion Notes File
.HSJava HelpSet File
.LXFMLLEGO Digital Designer XML File
.GSDGeneral Station Description File
.MWPLotus Word Pro SmartMaster File
.SMSExported SMS Text Message
.LYXLyX Document
.BOCEasyWord Big Document
.LP2iLEAP Word Processing Document
.KWDKWord Document
.BIBBibliography Document
.IDXOutlook Express Mailbox Index File
.XWPXerox Writer Text Document
.XWPXMLwriter Project
.CHORDSong Chords File
.TABGuitar Tablature File
.UNAUTHSiteMinder Unauthorized Message File
.PSWPocket Word Document
.SSASub Station Alpha Subtitle File
.GPDGeneric Printer Description File
.LUFLipikar Uniform Format File
.FBLCADfix Command Level Log File
.MELLELMellel Word Processing Document
.MELLMellel Word Processing File
.ASEAutodesk ASCII Scene Export File
.KNTKeyNote Note File
.CYIClustify Input File
.BEANBean Rich Text Document
.RZKFile Crypt Password File
.SCWMovie Magic Screenwriter Document
.BADExchange Badmail File
.RVFRichView Format File
.IPSPOTiPhoto Spot File
.SUBLIME-WORKSPACESublime Text Workspace File
.SUBLIME-PROJECTSublime Text Project File
.QPFQuickPad Encrypted Document
.PAGES-TEFPages iCloud Document
.CNMNoteMap Outline File
.PWDPocket Word Document
.FODTOpenDocument Flat XML Document
.BTDBusiness-in-a-Box Document
.NJXNJStar Document
.MD5.TXTMessage Digest 5 Hash File
.NBNota Bene File
.BIBTEXBibTeX Bibliography Database
.ADOCAsciiDoc File
.CALCACalca Document
.FWDRollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Fireworks Display
.FOUNTAINFountain Script File
.NWPNow Contact WP Document
.ZRTFNisus Compressed Rich Text File
.PUPlantUML File
.EIOYozo Office File
.KESKurzweil 3000 Document
.UOTUniform Office Document
.AWWAbility Write Document
.BZABWCompressed AbiWord Document
.TEMPLATEApple Pages Template
.HWPHanword Document
.TEXTCLIPPINGMac OS X Text Clipping File
.TMDTextMaker Document
.RISResearch Information Systems Citation File
.MWDMarinerWrite Document
.FLRFlare Decompiled ActionScript File
.BNABarna Word Processor Document
.ZABWCompressed AbiWord Document File
.SLAScribus Document
.XBDOCXiosis Scribe Document
.SCRIVXScrivener XML Document
.SCRIVScrivener Document
.STORYStoryist Document
.FCFFinal Draft Converter File
.FDXTFinal Draft 8 Template
.FDTFinal Draft 5-7 Template
.WEBDOCBox.net Web Document
.LTXLaTeX Document
.SLA.GZScribus Compressed Document
.BDPExchange Diagnostic Message
.OTTOpenDocument Document Template
.LSTFoxPro Documenting Wizard List
.MNTFoxPro Menu Memo
.PJTFoxPro Project Memo
.VCTVisual Class Library Memo
.LWPLotus Word Pro Document
.DNENetica Text File
.RPTGeneric Report
.SCTFoxPro Form Memo
.EMLXMail Message
.DOCWordPad Document
.DXDEC WPS Plus File
.TEXTPlain Text File
.SDWStarOffice Writer Text Document
.LBTFoxPro Label Memo
.DVIDevice Independent Format File
.UTF8Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document
.DIZDescription in Zip File
.RTFDRich Text Format Directory File
.MBOXE-mail Mailbox File
.RTDRagTime Document
.READMEReadme File
.KONYahoo! Widget XML File
.FPTFoxPro Table Memo
.FRTFoxPro Report Memo
.XY3XYWrite III Document
.XYPXYWrite Plus Document
.P7SDigitally Signed Email Message
.UTXTUnicode Text File
.CHARSETCharacter Set
.STRINGSText Strings File
.FDRFinal Draft Document
.WPDACT! 2 Word Processing Document
.XDLOracle Expert Definition Language File
.ANSANSI Text File
.KLGLog File
.XDLXML Schema File
.ETFENIGMA Transportable File
.UNXUnix Text File
.DOCMWord Open XML Macro-Enabled Document
.DOTMWord Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template
.LISSQR Output File
.XYWXYWrite for Windows Document
.SXWStarOffice Writer Document
.WPAACT! Word Processing Document
.NFOWarez Information File
.PWIPocket Word Document
.ERRError Log File
.SUBSubtitle File
.SAFETEXTSafeText File
.CWSClaris Works Template
.RTXRich Text Document
.FGSFig Figure Settings File
.OCRFAXGrapper Fax Text File
.SESSIONMozilla Firefox Session File
.SKCARDStarfish Sidekick Card File
.TMVTextMaker Template
.APTAlmost Plain Text File
.PWDPLPassword Pad Lite Document
.NDOCNaver Word
.JISJapanese Industry Standard Text
.AWPAbility Write Template
.BRXBeam Report Document
.WPTKingsoft Writer Template
.WBKWordPerfect Workbook
.SMFStarMath Formula File
.UOFUniform Office Document
.HZChinese (Hanzi) Text
.PWDPPassword Pad Document
.PFSPhotoFiltre Studio Saved Selection File
.PWRPowerWrite Document
.TRELBYTrelby File
.DXBDuxbury Braille File
.DXPDuxbury Print File
.BMLBraille 2000 Braille File
.GMDGroupMail Message
.SEShuttle Document
.DROPBOXDropbox Shared Folder Tracker
.PDPCMDPdplayer Command File
.BBSBulletin Board System Text
.APKGExported Anki Flashcard Deck
.NWMNisus Macro
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.VNTMobile Phone vNote File
.WP5WordPerfect 5 Document
.WP4WordPerfect 4 Document
.HBKMathcad Handbook File
.CHARTFeedback Chart File
.MINMint Source File
.EMFJasspa MicroEmacs Macro File
.WRIMicrosoft Write Document
.TABTab Separated Data File
.WPWordPerfect Document
.EITYozo Office Template File
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.FDSFinal Draft Secure Copy
.ACTFoxPro Documenting Wizard Action Diagram
.PVMPhoto Video Manifest File
.ERRFoxPro Compilation Error
.PVJProofVision Job Ticket
.TMTeXmacs Document
.XBPLATEXiosis Scribe Template
.DGSDagesh Pro Document
.ORTRich Text Editor Document
.WP7WordPerfect 7 Document
.MWMacWrite Text Document
.TVJTrueView Job Ticket
.RUNRunscanner Scan File
.GPNGlidePlan Map Document
.SDMStarOffice Mail Message
.SCCScenarist Closed Caption File
.PRTPrinter Output File
.PFXFirst Choice Word Processing Document
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.SCMSchema File
.EPPEditPad Pro Project
.NWCTXTNoteWorthy Composer Text File
.ATYAssociation Type Placeholder
.TPCTopic Connection Placeholder
.TLBVAX Text Library
.PMOPegasus Saved Message File
.STWStarOffice Document Template
.NGLOSSNisus Writer Glossary
.AWTAbiWord Template
.ODMOpenDocument Master Document
.CODAtlantis Word Processor Encrypted Document
.SXGApache OpenOffice Master Document
.JNPJava Web Start File
.1STReadme File
.DOCZThinkFree Online Note Document
.FAQFrequently Asked Questions Document
.ODIFOpen Document Interchange Format
.JP1Japanese (Romaji) Text File
.JRTFJAmes OS Rich Text File
.MANUnix Manual
.LATEXLaTeX Document
.WPD602Text Word Processing Document
.MCWMacWrite II Document
.WPLDEC WPS Plus Text Document
.DFTIFlexiWrite Document
.XWPCrosstalk Session File
.SDOCSatra Khmer Document
.NOWReadme File
.RADRadar ViewPoint Radar Data
.WTXText Document
.SAFSafeText File
.LTRLetter File
.MEReadme Text File
.IILCleanSweep Installation Log
.XYXYWrite Document
.UPDProgram Update Information
.LYTTurboTax Install Log File
.DOCXMLMicrosoft Word XML Document
.WNWriteNow Text Document
.IPFOS/2 Help File
.WSDWordStar Document
.RFTRevisable Form Text Document
.DOXMultiMate Document
.FFTFinal Form Text File
.ODOOnline Operating System Write Document
.JARVISJarvis Subscriber File
.VWVolkswriter Text File
.WPWWP Works Word Processor File
.JOEJOE Document
.DSCText Description File
.FWDNfWriter Document
.THPTurboTax Text String
.ETXStructure Enhanced Text (Setext) File
.DCADisplayWrite Document
.ZWChinese Text File
.HWPHangul (Korean) Text Document
.SAVENano Temporary Save File
.LUENorton LiveUpdate Log File
.WP6WordPerfect 6 Document
.PRTCrypt Edit Protected Text Format File
.OPENBSDOpenBSD Readme File
.EUCExtended Unix Code File