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)
.EMBEDEmbed Notes Note
.DATGeometry Dash Saved Data
.ORGEmacs Org Text Document
.ADOCAsciiDoc Document
.DOTXMicrosoft Word Template
.SMFStarMath Formula File
.STYLaTeX Style
.LSTData List
.MANUnix Manual
.UPDProgram Update Information
.FPTFoxPro Table Memo
.QBLQuickBooks License File
.SAVENano Temporary Save File
.DOTMMicrosoft Word Macro-Enabled Document Template
.GSITEGoogle Sites Shortcut
.LUENorton LiveUpdate Log File
.GFORMGoogle Forms Shortcut
.MEReadme Text File
.RFTRevisable Form Text Document
.WTTWrite! Document
.DSCText Description File
.DIZDescription in Zip File
.FCFFinal Draft Converter File
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.HSJava HelpSet File
.MNTFoxPro Menu Memo
.LTXDLight Text Editor Document
.LXFMLLEGO Digital Designer XML File
.STORYStoryist Document
.LTXLaTeX Document
.EIOYozo Office File
.COPFCopy Operation File
.MPDMPEG-DASH Media Presentation Description
.FOUNTAINFountain Script File
.TMDXTextMaker Document
.GPDGeneric Printer Description File
.ANSANSI Text File
.APTAlmost Plain Text File
.ODMOpenDocument Master Document
.FBLCADfix Command Level Log File
.GDOCGoogle Docs Shortcut
.AWWAbility Write Document
.VNTMobile Phone vNote File
.LOGLog File
.IPFOS/2 Help File
.PWDPLPassword Pad Lite Document
.READMEReadme File
.CECStudio C Alpha Upgrade File
.TEXLaTeX Source Document
.TXTPlain Text File
.RPTGeneric Report
.LISSQR Output File
.GSDGeneral Station Description File
.TLBVAX Text Library
.BBrainf*ck Source Code File
.DROPBOXDropbox Shared Folder Tracker
.RSTreStructuredText File
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.OPEICOOpeico Text File
.DXBDuxbury Braille File
.SCMSchema File
.TEXTPlain Text File
.FODTOpenDocument Flat XML Document
.DOCMMicrosoft Word Macro-enabled Document
.WPSMicrosoft Works Word Processor Document
.U3IU3 Application Information File
.IPYNBJupyter Notebook
.LSTFoxPro Documenting Wizard List
.RTFRich Text Format File
.WPTWordPerfect Template
._DOCXRenamed Microsoft Word Document
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.JARVISJarvis Subscriber File
.BIBBibliography Document
.NFOWarez Information File
.1STReadme File
.MD5.TXTMessage Digest 5 Hash File
.BIBBibTeX Bibliography Database
.WPSKingsoft Writer Document
.GSCRIPTGoogle Apps Script Shortcut
.TFRPROJtheFrame Project File
.BDRExchange Non-Delivery Report Body File
.ATYAssociation Type Placeholder
.TMTeXmacs Document
.TMVXTextMaker Document Template
.JNPJava Web Start File
.DMBYOND Dream Maker Code
.ETFENIGMA Transportable File
.RADRadar ViewPoint Radar Data
.WPWWP Works Word Processor File
.KNTKeyNote Note File
.KLGLog File
.LUFLipikar Uniform Format File
.XYXYWrite Document
.WRIMicrosoft Write Document
.OTTOpenDocument Document Template
.RISResearch Information Systems Citation File
.GTABLEGoogle Fusion Table Shortcut
.PAGESApple Pages Document
.STRINGSText Strings File
.DOCZThinkFree Online Note Document
.FDXFinal Draft Document
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.RUNRunscanner Scan File
.FAQFrequently Asked Questions Document
.ERRError Log File
.MSGOutlook Message Item File
.FDTFinal Draft 5-7 Template
.WP7WordPerfect 7 Document
.GJAMGoogle Jamboard Shortcut
.MDMuseData Musical Score
.EMLE-Mail Message
.TMDTextMaker Document
.OMFLOpen Multiple Files File List
.KESKurzweil 3000 Document
.RTXRich Text Document
.GMAPGoogle My Maps Shortcut
.BADExchange Badmail File
.SEShuttle Document
.LP2iLEAP Word Processing Document
.SAFSafeText File
.MBOXEmail Mailbox
.PWDPocket Word Document
.TEXTCLIPPINGMac OS X Text Clipping File
.ETXStructure Enhanced Text (Setext) File
.ZZSZyzzyva Search
.BFBrainf*ck Source Code File
.CHARSETCharacter Set
.BEANBean Rich Text Document
.DFTIFlexiWrite Document
.FDRFinal Draft Document
.BDPExchange Diagnostic Message
.APPODEALAppodeal Text File
.LNK42Windows 93 Desktop Shortcut
.NOTENotability Note File
.SCCScenarist Closed Caption File
.CODAtlantis Word Processor Encrypted Document
.DCADisplayWrite Document
.GSLIDESGoogle Slides Shortcut
.QDLQDL Program
.STWStarOffice Document Template
.PAGES-TEFPages iCloud Document
.DXDEC WPS Plus File
.IPSPOTiPhoto Spot File
.CASTAsciicast Terminal Recording
.VWRVelconoe Write Document
.XWPXMLwriter Project
.JISJapanese Industry Standard Text
.RVFRichView Format File
.ODIFOpen Document Interchange Format
.NGLOSSNisus Writer Glossary
.SDMStarOffice Mail Message
.SHIMScoop Shim File
.DVIDevice Independent Format File
.SXWStarOffice Writer Document
.RTFDRich Text Format Directory File
.ODOOnline Operating System Write Document
.602Text602 Document
.BIBTEXBibTeX Bibliography Database
.EMLXApple Mail Message
.HWPHanword Document
.WPTKingsoft Writer Template
.NDOCNaver Word
.UTF8Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document
.XWPXerox Writer Text Document
.SLAScribus Document
.PSWPocket Word Document
.TABTab Separated Data File
.VCFVariant Call Format File
.EITYozo Office Template File
.TRELBYTrelby File
.SUBLIME-PROJECTSublime Text Project File
.P7SDigitally Signed Email Message
.ABWAbiWord Document
.CHORDSong Chords File
.DOCXMLMicrosoft Word XML Document
.UOTUniform Office Document
.XYWXYWrite for Windows Document
.IDXOutlook Express Mailbox Index File
.SDOCSatra Khmer Document
.HWPHangul Text Document
.SMSExported SMS Text Message
.FRTFoxPro Report Memo
.PLAINPlain Text File
.PWIPocket Word Document
.PVMPhoto Video Manifest File
.HBKMathcad Handbook File
.PWRPowerWrite Document
.WPD602Text Word Processing Document
.BMLBraille 2000 Braille File
.PRTPrinter Output File
.JP1Japanese (Romaji) Text File
.LATEXLaTeX Document
.NOWReadme File
.XY3XYWrite III Document
.ARCWWE 2K18 and 2K19 Cache File
.GRAPHGRAPH Hierarchical Data File
.HHTHelp and Support Center HHT File
.HIGHLANDHighland Document
.JLQMLG QuickMemo Info File
.FLUIDLoop Component
.CALCACalca Document
.LOOPLoop Component
.BLOONSETBloons Tower Defense Battles Bloonset
.SCRIVXScrivener XML Document
.SCRIVScrivener Document
.SLA.GZScribus Compressed Document
.MWDMariner Write Document
.WPWordPerfect Document
.WP4WordPerfect 4 Document
.NOTESMemento Notes File
.RZNRed Zion Notes File
.BNABarna Word Processor Document
.MWPLotus Word Pro SmartMaster File
.BOCEasyWord Big Document
.TPCTopic Connection Placeholder
.LBTFoxPro Label Memo
.LICENSESoftware License File
.MELLELMellel Document
._DOCRenamed Microsoft Word Document
.ZRTFNisus Compressed Rich Text File
.PIMXAdobe Package Installation Management File
.SAFETEXTSafeText File
.XDLOracle Expert Definition Language File
.MWMacWrite Text Document
.FLRFlare Decompiled ActionScript File
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.LWPLotus Word Pro Document
.BTDBusiness-in-a-Box Document
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.XBDOCXiosis Scribe Document
.UTXTUnicode Text File
.CNMNoteMap Outline File
.ERRFoxPro Compilation Error
.JOEJOE Document
.MELLMellel Word Processing File
.JTDJustSystems Ichitaro Document
.ACTFoxPro Documenting Wizard Action Diagram
.WPLDEC WPS Plus Text Document
.LYXLyX Document
.WPDACT! 2 Word Processing Document
.EUCExtended Unix Code File
.ODPOrgan Definition Project
.ORTRich Text Editor Document
.HZChinese (Hanzi) Text
.WBKWordPerfect Workbook
.OFLOts File List
.DGSDagesh Pro Document
.SESSIONMozilla Firefox Session File
.PFXFirst Choice Word Processing Document
.BTXTBTXTPad Document
.AWPAbility Write Template
.TVJTrueView Job Ticket
.FFTFinal Form Text File
.PMOPegasus Saved Message File
.PRTCrypt Edit Protected Text Format File
.TDFGuide Text Definition File
.AWTAbiWord Template
.FWDNfWriter Document
.GPNGlidePlan Map Document
.RTDRagTime Document
.WP6WordPerfect 6 Document
.XBPLATEXiosis Scribe Template
.UNAUTHSiteMinder Unauthorized Message File
.MSSCartoCSS Map Stylesheet
.BXTBalabolka Text Document
.SP1Windows XP Service Pack 1 Identification File
.QUIDQuidProQuo Document
.GVGraphviz DOT File
.DWDDavkaWriter File
.SDWStarOffice Writer Text Document
.LTRLetter File
.OPENBSDOpenBSD Readme File
.SXGApache OpenOffice Master Document
.NJXNJStar Document
.CRWLWindows Crawl File
.XYPXYWrite Plus Document
.PUPlantUML File
.NBNota Bene File
.RZKFile Crypt Password File
.VCTVisual Class Library Memo
.NWCTXTNoteWorthy Composer Text File
.XWPCrosstalk Session File
.DELDelimited ASCII File
.SCTFoxPro Form Memo
.OCRFAXGrapper Fax Text File
.DESCRIPTIONyoutube-dl Video Description
.LYTTurboTax Install Log File
.TMVTextMaker Template
.TDFXserve Test Definition File
.BBSBulletin Board System Text
.ASEAutodesk ASCII Scene Export File
.EBPExpress Burn Project
.DNENetica Text File
.WSDWordStar Document
.VWVolkswriter Text File
.NWMNisus Macro
.KWDKWord Document
.XDLXML Schema File
.FGSFig Figure Settings File
.PVJProofVision Job Ticket
.UNXUnix Text File
.NWPNow Contact WP Document
.BRXBeam Report Document
.CYIClustify Input File
.LNTLaego Note Taker File
.FDXTFinal Draft 8 Template
.WEBDOCBox.net Web Document
.SW3Scriptware Screenplay
.VPDOCVoodooPad Document
.UOFUniform Office Document
.TIDTiddlyWiki Tiddler
.BWDBanglaWord Document
.MELTEMMellel Template
.PWDPPassword Pad Document
.ZZQZyzzyva Quiz
.WGWordGrinder Document Set
.PTNXEasyBeadPatterns Pattern
.DXPDuxbury Print File
.QPFQuickPad Encrypted Document
.CWSClaris Works Template
.SKCARDStarfish Sidekick Card File
.SUBLIME-WORKSPACESublime Text Workspace File
.IILCleanSweep Installation Log
.EMFJasspa MicroEmacs Macro File
.WP5WordPerfect 5 Document
.WTXText Document
.ZWChinese Text File
.JRTFJAmes OS Rich Text File
.WPAACT! Word Processing Document
.GTHRGather Log File
.MINMint Source File
.SCWMovie Magic Screenwriter Document
.PDPCMDPdplayer Command File
.WNWriteNow Text Document
.FDSFinal Draft Secure Copy
.GMDGroupMail Message
.MCWMacWrite II Document
.DOXMultiMate Document