Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .txt

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .txt file?
  • Which program can create the .txt file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .txt format?
  • What can convert .txt files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .txt extension?
Plain Text Document .txt file icon

Plain Text Document

TXT file is a Plain Text Document. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.
Category: Document files
Application: Notepad
Program name: notepad.exe
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
asc, ascii, note, notes, now, text
Related extensions:
ANSI Art Text
Archive Description
General History File
General Log
Rich Text Format Document
OpenDocument Text
NFO File
Uuencoded Data
Microsoft Reader E-Book Document

Other types of files may also use the .txt file extension. If you have helpful information about .txt extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

ExamView Test File
Topocad Section Template
Corel WordPerfect 5 Printer Test Document
MakeMusic Finale Script
WinTTX Teletext Data
Fast Tracker 2 Music Track
TurboCAD Template
Toad Data Modeler Package
Grand Theft Auto 2 Text

The .txt filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tst (39), fxt (1), xt (1), txh (1), txf (1), ttx (1), tct (1), rxt (1), gxt (1), xtt (1), txr (1), txg (1), tx (1), tt (1), tdt (1)

Can't open a .txt file?

If you want to open a .txt file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .txt association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.txt

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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