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