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