Readme Text File
3.8 | 33 Votes
What is a ME file?
READ.ME files may be packaged with a program installer or created as part of a program's installation process. These files often contain:
- A description of the program and its functions
- Copyright information and developer credits
- A changelog documenting updates made in various versions of the program
- Troubleshooting information
While nearly all READ.ME files consist solely of plain text, they may be formatted using different markup languages. For example, a READ.ME file may use Markdown, AsciiDoc, or reStructuredText to denote headings, bulleted lists, and other formatting supported by some text editors.
Common ME Filenames
READ.ME - The name assigned to most Readme ME files.
How to open a ME file
You can open an ME file in any text editor, including Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform). If your ME file is formatted using a markup language, you may want to open it in a text editor that supports that markup language, to view its formatting correctly.
Programs that open ME files
Temporary Delete Me File
3.3 | 12 Votes
Temporary file named delete.me ("Delete me") and marked for deletion from the computer; can be deleted by the user manually.
Since some file archivers/unarchivers ignore empty folders when creating and unpacking archives, a 0 byte, empty delete.me file can be placed in the empty folders so that the program will not ignore them.
Programs that open or reference ME files
Puppy Linux Partition Flag File
2.8 | 11 Votes
File created by Puppy Linux, an easy-to-use Linux variant; uses the filename FSCK.me; stored as part of a partition and marks the partition as having save states (e.g., .2FS files), and thus has to be scanned by file system check (FSCK) on startup.
NOTE: The file FSCK.me is a clever way of saying "file system check me" for a partition.