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