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