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.

Extension File Type Popularity
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.LSTData List
.APKGExported Anki Flashcard Deck
.ORGEmacs Org Text Document
.QBLQuickBooks License File
.ODMOpenDocument Master Document
.FDRFinal Draft Document
.FCFFinal Draft Converter File
.SMFStarMath Formula File
.RFTRevisable Form Text Document
.STYLaTeX Style
.FODTOpenDocument Flat XML Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.MANUnix Manual
.FPTFoxPro Table Memo
.DIZDescription in Zip File
.HSJava HelpSet File
.ADOCAsciiDoc Document
.UPDProgram Update Information
.SAVENano Temporary Save File
.WTTWrite! Document
.FAQFrequently Asked Questions Document
.MNTFoxPro Menu Memo
.APTAlmost Plain Text File
.GDOCGoogle Docs Shortcut
.GFORMGoogle Forms Shortcut
.DOCWordPad Document
.LTXLaTeX Document
.ANSANSI Text File
.OTTOpenDocument Document Template
.TXTPlain Text File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.DSCText Description File
.WPSMicrosoft Works Word Processor Document
.GPDGeneric Printer Description File
.DOCMMicrosoft Word Macro-enabled Document
.MEReadme Text File
.TLBVAX Text Library
.DROPBOXDropbox Shared Folder Tracker
.SIGSignature File
.TEXTPlain Text File
.TEXLaTeX Source Document
.VNTMobile Phone vNote File
.LUENorton LiveUpdate Log File
.PWDPLPassword Pad Lite Document
.EIOYozo Office File
.TMDXTextMaker Document
.JARVISJarvis Subscriber File
.FBLCADfix Command Level Log File
.IPFOS/2 Help File
.WPWordPerfect Document
.XYXYWrite Document
.LOGLog File
.RPTGeneric Report
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.MD5.TXTMessage Digest 5 Hash File
.LSTFoxPro Documenting Wizard List
.GSDGeneral Station Description File
.RTXRich Text Document
.1STReadme File
.SCMSchema File
.GMAPGoogle My Maps Shortcut
.COPFCopy Operation File
.GSITEGoogle Sites Shortcut
.OPEICOOpeico Text File
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.AWWAbility Write Document
.HWPHanword Document
.FOUNTAINFountain Script File
.RTFDRich Text Format Directory File
.LP2iLEAP Word Processing Document
.BIBBibTeX Bibliography Database
._DOCXRenamed Microsoft Word Document
.WPSKingsoft Writer Document
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.LUFLipikar Uniform Format File
.BBrainf*ck Source Code File
.BDRExchange Non-Delivery Report Body File
.WPTWordPerfect Template
.KLGLog File
.DOCZThinkFree Online Note Document
.WPWWP Works Word Processor File
.KNTKeyNote Note File
.DXBDuxbury Braille File
.LISSQR Output File
.EPPEditPad Pro Project
.TMTeXmacs Document
.ETFENIGMA Transportable File
.PAGESApple Pages Document
.ATYAssociation Type Placeholder
.RADRadar ViewPoint Radar Data
.RISResearch Information Systems Citation File
.EMLE-Mail Message
.READMEReadme File
.SCCScenarist Closed Caption File
.RSTreStructuredText File
.BIBBibliography Document
.RUNRunscanner Scan File
.MSGOutlook Message Item File
.STRINGSText Strings File
.GTABLEGoogle Fusion Table Shortcut
.TMDTextMaker Document
.WRIMicrosoft Write Document
.WP7WordPerfect 7 Document
.IPSPOTiPhoto Spot File
.STORYStoryist Document
.FDTFinal Draft 5-7 Template
.OMFLOpen Multiple Files File List
.CHORDSong Chords File
.LATEXLaTeX Document
.FDXFinal Draft Document
.ERRError Log File
.MBOXEmail Mailbox File
.KESKurzweil 3000 Document
.GSLIDESGoogle Slides Shortcut
.ABWAbiWord Document
.NFOWarez Information File
.SEShuttle Document
.NOTENotability Note File
.SAFSafeText File
.JISJapanese Industry Standard Text
.PAGES-TEFPages iCloud Document
.BEANBean Rich Text Document
.CHARSETCharacter Set
.UTF8Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document
.FRTFoxPro Report Memo
.PWDPocket Word Document
.U3IU3 Application Information File
.DFTIFlexiWrite Document
.APPODEALAppodeal Text File
.TEXTCLIPPINGMac OS X Text Clipping File
.602Text602 Document
.CODAtlantis Word Processor Encrypted Document
.DXDEC WPS Plus File
.STWStarOffice Document Template
.HWPHangul (Korean) Text Document
.TEMPLATEApple Pages Template
.NOWReadme File
.EMLXApple Mail Message
.EITYozo Office Template File
.SDMStarOffice Mail Message
.WPTKingsoft Writer Template
.NGLOSSNisus Writer Glossary
.ODIFOpen Document Interchange Format
.XWPXMLwriter Project
.RVFRichView Format File
.DVIDevice Independent Format File
.JNPJava Web Start File
.P7SDigitally Signed Email Message
.BDPExchange Diagnostic Message
.PLAINPlain Text File
.TRELBYTrelby File
.XWPXerox Writer Text Document
.SUBLIME-PROJECTSublime Text Project File
.NDOCNaver Word
.SXWStarOffice Writer Document
.PSWPocket Word Document
.SLAScribus Document
.TABTab Separated Data File
.ODOOnline Operating System Write Document
.QDLQDL Program
.KONYahoo! Widget XML File
.DOCXMLMicrosoft Word XML Document
.IDXOutlook Express Mailbox Index File
.JP1Japanese (Romaji) Text File
.SDOCSatra Khmer Document
.BIBTEXBibTeX Bibliography Database
.PWIPocket Word Document
.BADExchange Badmail File
.PRTPrinter Output File
.DGSDagesh Pro Document
.TPCTopic Connection Placeholder
.PWRPowerWrite Document
.WPD602Text Word Processing Document
.PVMPhoto Video Manifest File
.SESSIONMozilla Firefox Session File
.BMLBraille 2000 Braille File
.HBKMathcad Handbook File
.MSSCartoCSS Map Stylesheet
.BNABarna Word Processor Document
.RZNRed Zion Notes File
.CALCACalca Document
.SCRIVScrivener Document
.HHTHelp and Support Center HHT File
.MELLELMellel Word Processing Document
.MDMuseData Musical Score
.SMSExported SMS Text Message
.MPDMPEG-DASH Media Presentation Description
.BXTBalabolka Text Document
.DESCRIPTIONyoutube-dl Video Description
.RZKFile Crypt Password File
.HIGHLANDHighland Document
.XYWXYWrite for Windows Document
.SCRIVXScrivener XML Document
.BOCEasyWord Big Document
.MWPLotus Word Pro SmartMaster File
.WP4WordPerfect 4 Document
.LBTFoxPro Label Memo
.SLA.GZScribus Compressed Document
.NOTESMemento Notes File
.MWDMariner Write Document
.TABGuitar Tablature File
.BTDBusiness-in-a-Box Document
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.ZRTFNisus Compressed Rich Text File
.DCADisplayWrite Document
.MWMacWrite Text Document
.UOTUniform Office Document
.WPLDEC WPS Plus Text Document
.FLRFlare Decompiled ActionScript File
.LXFMLLEGO Digital Designer XML File
.CNMNoteMap Outline File
.UTXTUnicode Text File
._DOCRenamed Microsoft Word Document
.JTDJustSystems Ichitaro Document
.OFLOts File List
.MELLMellel Word Processing File
.ACTFoxPro Documenting Wizard Action Diagram
.SAFETEXTSafeText File
.WPDACT! 2 Word Processing Document
.DMBYOND Dream Maker Code
.LYXLyX Document
.SSASub Station Alpha Subtitle File
.EBPExpress Burn Project
.HZChinese (Hanzi) Text
.LNK42Windows 93 Desktop Shortcut
.CASTAsciicast Terminal Recording
.NJXNJStar Document
.ORTRich Text Editor Document
.EUCExtended Unix Code File
.XDLOracle Expert Definition Language File
.WBKWordPerfect Workbook
.UNAUTHSiteMinder Unauthorized Message File
.VCFVariant Call Format File
.LWPLotus Word Pro Document
.TDFGuide Text Definition File
.ETXStructure Enhanced Text (Setext) File
.FFTFinal Form Text File
.RTDRagTime Document
.PRTCrypt Edit Protected Text Format File
.DWDDavkaWriter File
.WP6WordPerfect 6 Document
.FWDNfWriter Document
.PMOPegasus Saved Message File
.ERRFoxPro Compilation Error
.AWTAbiWord Template
.XBPLATEXiosis Scribe Template
.AWPAbility Write Template
.GJAMGoogle Jamboard Shortcut
.TMVTextMaker Template
.GPNGlidePlan Map Document
.PUPlantUML File
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.QUIDQuidProQuo Document
.NBNota Bene File
.GVGraphviz DOT File
.JOEJOE Document
.ZABWCompressed AbiWord Document File
.SDWStarOffice Writer Text Document
.SXGApache OpenOffice Master Document
.OPENBSDOpenBSD Readme File
.CRWLWindows Crawl File
.ASEAutodesk ASCII Scene Export File
.XBDOCXiosis Scribe Document
.VCTVisual Class Library Memo
.XYPXYWrite Plus Document
.LICENSESoftware License File
.PIMXAdobe Package Installation Management File
.SCTFoxPro Form Memo
.XWPCrosstalk Session File
.DELDelimited ASCII File
.LYTTurboTax Install Log File
.TDFXserve Test Definition File
.BBSBulletin Board System Text
.DNENetica Text File
.FDSFinal Draft Secure Copy
.XDLXML Schema File
.XY3XYWrite III Document
.KWDKWord Document
.PVJProofVision Job Ticket
.NWPNow Contact WP Document
.WSDWordStar Document
.WP5WordPerfect 5 Document
.DXPDuxbury Print File
.LNTLaego Note Taker File
.WEBDOCBox.net Web Document
.TMVXTextMaker Document Template
.CWSClaris Works Template
.FGSFig Figure Settings File
.FDXTFinal Draft 8 Template
.SKCARDStarfish Sidekick Card File
.TFRPROJtheFrame Project File
.UOFUniform Office Document
.BRXBeam Report Document
.NWMNisus Macro
.BFBrainf*ck Source Code File
.PTNXEasyBeadPatterns Pattern
.PWDPPassword Pad Document
.GSCRIPTGoogle Apps Script Shortcut
.SW3Scriptware Screenplay
.VPDOCVoodooPad Document
.TIDTiddlyWiki Tiddler
.QPFQuickPad Encrypted Document
.CYIClustify Input File
.SUBLIME-WORKSPACESublime Text Workspace File
.UNXUnix Text File
.PFXFirst Choice Word Processing Document
.EMFJasspa MicroEmacs Macro File
.ZWChinese Text File
.WTXText Document
.JRTFJAmes OS Rich Text File
.WPAACT! Word Processing Document
.MINMint Source File
.LTRLetter File
.TVJTrueView Job Ticket
.SCWMovie Magic Screenwriter Document
.GTHRGather Log File
.BZABWCompressed AbiWord Document
.WNWriteNow Text Document
.OCRFAXGrapper Fax Text File
.VWVolkswriter Text File
.IILCleanSweep Installation Log
.ODPOrgan Definition Project
.PDPCMDPdplayer Command File
.NWCTXTNoteWorthy Composer Text File
.GMDGroupMail Message
.DOXMultiMate Document
.THPTurboTax Text String
.MCWMacWrite II Document
.CECStudio C Alpha Upgrade File