.TXT File Extension

File Type:
Plain Text File

Having trouble opening .txt extension? Don't panic! This page explains what txt files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open txt files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a TXT file?

Txt file extension has Plain Text file type, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Text file typically stores unformatted text, and is supported by text editing as well as word processing programs. The file allows saving information, using a plain text format, without any additional formatting. For more formatting capabilities, users should employ .DOCX files, which are supported by Microsoft Word.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Plain Text File
Text Files

How to open TXT file?

Double click the txt file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .txt extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the txt extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the txt file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open TXT files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the txt file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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