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