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TXT file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .txt file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .txt file?
  • What program do I need to open a .txt file?
  • How can the .txt file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .txt files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .txt?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .txt extension?

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

.txt file extension details

Plain Text File

.txt
Plain Text File .txt file icon
Description:
TXT file is a plain text. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.
Category: Document files
Application: Notepad
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
TXT aliases:
asc, ascii, note, notes, text
TXT related links:
TXT 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

ASCII Guitar Tab

Other types of files may also use the .txt file extension.

.txt file converters

.txt converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .txt files to other formats:

Calibre, OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Office Word

For example, using the softwares above, a .txt file can be converted into one of the following formats:

odt, rtf, doc, docm, docx, htm, 123, 602, bmp, cbc, cbr, cbz, cgm, chm, csv
.txt file extension error

The .txt file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Grand Theft Auto 2 Text
THOR Datatree File
Visual Studio T4 Text Template
AVCHD Thumbnail Data
Fast Tracker 2 Music Track
PLINK Transmission Disequilibrium Test Report
MakeMusic Finale Script
TX Text Control Data
Topocad Section Template
ACD Canvas Texture Data
open .txt file

Can't open a .txt file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.txt

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .txt file association, check the FAQ.

.txt file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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.txt file extension

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