Text Files

Text files are typically used for storing information, such as textual data. They may come either in rich text, or plain text formats. Text files may be useful not only to users but software developers as well (for example, to save program data).

Common text file examples are log files, word processing documents, and others.

Text file extensions include but not limited to .TXT, .DOCX, .LOG, etc.

File Extension File Type Popularity
.IDX Outlook Express Mailbox Index File 3.7
.FDT Final Draft 5-7 Template 4
.FDXT Final Draft 8 Template 4
.WPT Kingsoft Writer Template 3.5
.WPT WordPerfect Template 4.2
.MW MacWrite Text Document 4
.COD Atlantis Word Processor Encrypted Document 4
.HZ Chinese (Hanzi) Text 3.8
.HBK Mathcad Handbook File 3.9
.JNP Java Web Start File 3.8
.JARVIS Jarvis Subscriber File 4.3
.NGLOSS Nisus Writer Glossary 3.5
.FDX Final Draft Document 4.5
.NWCTXT NoteWorthy Composer Text File 3.2
.NOW Readme File 4.4
.CWS Claris Works Template 3.5
.CHORD Song Chords File 3.5
.CALCA Calca Document 3.5
.CHARSET Character Set 4
.FCF Final Draft Converter File 4
.EMULECOLLECTION eMule Data File 3.8
.DXP Duxbury Print File 3.5
.FPT FoxPro Table Memo 4.2
.ZABW Compressed AbiWord Document File 3.5
.DOX MultiMate Document 3
.EPP EditPad Pro Project 4.1
.CNM NoteMap Outline File 3.6
.BBS Bulletin Board System Text 3.5
.BNA Barna Word Processor Document 4
.BDP Exchange Diagnostic Message 4.2
.BDR Exchange Non-Delivery Report Body File 4
.BAD Exchange Badmail File 4.3
.BOC EasyWord Big Document 4.2
.BEAN Bean Rich Text Document 4
.BML Braille 2000 Braille File 3.5
.EMF Jasspa MicroEmacs Macro File 3.8
.BTD Business-in-a-Box Document 4.2
.BIBTEX BibTeX Bibliography Database 4.2
.SCM Schema File 4.3
.PRT Crypt Edit Protected Text Format File 3.9
.PRT Printer Output File 4.2
.BZABW Compressed AbiWord Document 3.5
.APKG Exported Anki Flashcard Deck 4.2
.ATY Association Type Placeholder 3.5
.AWW Ability Write Document 4
.ADOC AsciiDoc File 4
.LTX LaTeX Document 4.3
.ODT OpenDocument Text Document 4.2
.STY LaTeX Style 4.5
.TEX LaTeX Source Document 4.2
.SUB Subtitle File 4.5
.MBOX E-mail Mailbox File 4.4
.DOTX Word Open XML Document Template 4.4
.GV Graphviz DOT File 4.5
.EMLX Mail Message 4.3
.BRX Beam Report Document 3.5
.BIB Bibliography Document 4
.BIB BibTeX Bibliography Database 4.2
.APT Almost Plain Text File 4.3
.ANS ANSI Text File 4.3
.AIM AIMMS ASCII Model File 4.2
.ACT FoxPro Documenting Wizard Action Diagram 3.2
.ABW AbiWord Document 4.2
.ASC ASCII Text File 4.2
.ASC Autodesk ASCII Export File 4.5
.ASE Autodesk ASCII Scene Export File 4
.1ST Readme File 4.2
.EML E-Mail Message 4.2
.HS Java HelpSet File 4.2
.DSC Text Description File 4
.DOC WordPad Document 4.3
.RTF Rich Text Format File 4.5
.CRWL Windows Crawl File 3.6
.DOC Microsoft Word Document 4.5
.DOCX Microsoft Word Open XML Document 4.5
.TXT Plain Text File 4.6
.LOG Log File 4.5
.XBDOC Xiosis Scribe Document 3.6
.XYW XYWrite for Windows Document 3.5
.XYP XYWrite Plus Document 3.5
.XY3 XYWrite III Document 3.5
.XDL Oracle Expert Definition Language File 3.8
.XDL XML Schema File 3.5
.ZW Chinese Text File 3.4
.ZRTF Nisus Compressed Rich Text File 3.9
.XWP Xerox Writer Text Document 4.1
.XWP XMLwriter Project 3.8
.XWP Crosstalk Session File 3.2
.XBPLATE Xiosis Scribe Template 3.5
.XY XYWrite Document 3.6
.WBK WordPerfect Workbook 3.5
.WPL DEC WPS Plus Text Document 3.8
.VNT Mobile Phone vNote File 4.2
.WPA ACT! Word Processing Document 3.6
.WP7 WordPerfect 7 Document 3.6
.VW Volkswriter Text File 3
.WP5 WordPerfect 5 Document 3.5
.WPS Kingsoft Writer Document 4.2
.WPS Microsoft Works Word Processor Document 4.2
.WPD WordPerfect Document 4.3
.WPD ACT! 2 Word Processing Document 3.5
.WP WordPerfect Document 3.5
.WPD 602Text Word Processing Document 3.3
.WRI Microsoft Write Document 4.3
.WP4 WordPerfect 4 Document 3.5
.WN WriteNow Text Document 3
.WSD WordStar Document 3
.WP6 WordPerfect 6 Document 3.8
.WTX Text Document 3.5
.WTT Write! Document 4
.WPW WP Works Word Processor File 3
.WEBDOC Box.net Web Document 3.3
.TPC Topic Connection Placeholder 4
.TRELBY Trelby File 3.5
.TEMPLATE Apple Pages Template 4
.TMD TextMaker Document 4.1
.TVJ TrueView Job Ticket 3.2
.TM TeXmacs Document 3.5
.TEXTCLIPPING Mac OS X Text Clipping File 4
.VCT Visual Class Library Memo 3.5
.THP TurboTax Text String 3
.TDF Xserve Test Definition File 4
.TDF Guide Text Definition File 3.8
.UOT Uniform Office Document 3.3
.UNAUTH SiteMinder Unauthorized Message File 3.5
.UTF8 Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document 4.3
.UTXT Unicode Text File 3.8
.U3I U3 Application Information File 3.6
.UNX Unix Text File 3.5
.UOF Uniform Office Document 3.5
.TEXT Plain Text File 4.5
.TLB VAX Text Library 4
.UPD Program Update Information 4.4
.SESSION Mozilla Firefox Session File 3.5
.SMS Exported SMS Text Message 3.9
.SSA Sub Station Alpha Subtitle File 3.9
.SUBLIME-PROJECT Sublime Text Project File 4
.SUBLIME-WORKSPACE Sublime Text Workspace File 4
.STRINGS Text Strings File 4.3
.SDW StarOffice Writer Text Document 3.5
.SMF StarMath Formula File 3.5
.SCW Movie Magic Screenwriter Document 3.5
.STORY Storyist Document 3.5
.SCRIV Scrivener Document 3.5
.SCRIVX Scrivener XML Document 4
.SGM SGML File 3.8
.TMV TextMaker Template 3.8
.SLA.GZ Scribus Compressed Document 4
.SLA Scribus Document 3.9
.SCC Scenarist Closed Caption File 4.1
.TAB Tab Separated Data File 4.5
.TAB Guitar Tablature File 4.2
.SCT FoxPro Form Memo 4
.SXW StarOffice Writer Document 4
.RST reStructuredText File 4
.RZK File Crypt Password File 4
.README Readme File 4
.RTFD Rich Text Format Directory File 4.2
.RPT Generic Report 4.2
.RTD RagTime Document 3.8
.RZN Red Zion Notes File 4
.SAF SafeText File 4.3
.SIG Signature File 4.3
.RTX Rich Text Document 4.2
.RUN Runscanner Scan File 4.2
.RIS Research Information Systems Citation File 4.3
.RVF RichView Format File 4
.RFT Revisable Form Text Document 3
.RAD Radar ViewPoint Radar Data 4
.PWD Pocket Word Document 4.4
.QDL QDL Program 4.2
.PSW Pocket Word Document 4.2
.PAGES-TEF Pages iCloud Document 4
.PWI Pocket Word Document 4.2
.PMO Pegasus Saved Message File 3.5
.P7S Digitally Signed Email Message 4
.PU PlantUML File 4
.PJT FoxPro Project Memo 4
.PLANTUML PlantUML File 3.5
.PFX First Choice Word Processing Document 3.5
.QPF QuickPad Encrypted Document 3.5
.OTT OpenDocument Document Template 4.2
.NWM Nisus Macro 3.5
.OFL Ots File List 4
.ODM OpenDocument Master Document 4.2
.OCR FAXGrapper Fax Text File 3.5
.ORT Rich Text Editor Document 3.2
.NDOC Naver Word 3.9
.OPENBSD OpenBSD Readme File 4
.ODIF Open Document Interchange Format 3
.ODO Online Operating System Write Document 3.6
.PAGES Pages Document 4.2
.NB Nota Bene File 3.3
.PVM Photo Video Manifest File 4.1
.NJX NJStar Document 3.8
.NFO Warez Information File 4.5
.NOTES Memento Notes File 3.8
.MD5.TXT Message Digest 5 Hash File 4.2
.MNT FoxPro Menu Memo 4
.MIN Mint Source File 3.5
.NWP Now Contact WP Document 3.5
.MWP Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster File 4
.MWD MarinerWrite Document 4
.MELL Mellel Word Processing File 3.5
.MELLEL Mellel Word Processing Document 4
.LUE Norton LiveUpdate Log File 3
.MSG Outlook Mail Message 4.2
.LYT TurboTax Install Log File 3.8
.JIS Japanese Industry Standard Text 3.5
.JOE JOE Document 3.6
.JP1 Japanese (Romaji) Text File 4
.LIS SQR Output File 4.2
.JRTF JAmes OS Rich Text File 3
.LNT Laego Note Taker File 3.5
.LP2 iLEAP Word Processing Document 4
.LWP Lotus Word Pro Document 3.6
.KES Kurzweil 3000 Document 4.3
.LBT FoxPro Label Memo 4
.KON Yahoo! Widget XML File 4.3
.LXFML LEGO Digital Designer XML File 4
.LYX LyX Document 3.5
.KLG Log File 4.2
.KWD KWord Document 3.5
.KNT KeyNote Note File 4.3
.LUF Lipikar Uniform Format File 4
.IIL CleanSweep Installation Log 3
.LTR Letter File 3
.LATEX LaTeX Document 4.4
.LST Data List 4.5
.LST FoxPro Documenting Wizard List 4.5
.HWP Hanword Document 3.8
.HWP Hangul (Korean) Text Document 3.3
.IPF OS/2 Help File 3
.IPSPOT iPhoto Spot File 3.8
.HHT Help and Support Center HHT File 4.2
.FRT FoxPro Report Memo 4.2
.GDOC Google Drive Document 4.5
.FDR Final Draft Document 4.5
.FWD RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Fireworks Display 4
.FBL CADfix Command Level Log File 4.5
.FADEIN.TEMPLATE Fade In Template 4.2
.FGS Fig Figure Settings File 3.5
.GPD Generic Printer Description File 4.4
.GTHR Gather Log File 4
.GMD GroupMail Message 3.2
.FDF Acrobat Forms Data Format 3.9
.GSD General Station Description File 4
.FFT Final Form Text File 3
.FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Document 3
.FWDN fWriter Document 3
.GPN GlidePlan Map Document 3.5
.EUC Extended Unix Code File 3
.EIO Yozo Office File 4.3
.FLR Flare Decompiled ActionScript File 4
.FODT OpenDocument Flat XML Document 4
.FOUNTAIN Fountain Script File 4.2
.ERR Error Log File 4.4
.ERR FoxPro Compilation Error 3.8
.ETF ENIGMA Transportable File 4
.DROPBOX Dropbox Shared Folder Tracker 4.5
.ETX Structure Enhanced Text (Setext) File 3
.DOC Microsoft Word Document 4.5
.DOC WordPad Document 4.3
.DGS Dagesh Pro Document 4
.FDS Final Draft Secure Copy 3.5
.EIT Yozo Office Template File 4
.DOCM Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document 4.3
.DVI Device Independent Format File 4.2
.DOTM Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template 4.5
.DIZ Description in Zip File 4.5
.DXB Duxbury Braille File 3.5
.DWD DavkaWriter File 4.2
.DNE Netica Text File 3.5
.DX DEC WPS Plus File 4
.CHART Feedback Chart File 3.2
.CYI Clustify Input File 3.5