ASCII file format description
Many people share .ascii files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ascii file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ascii files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.txt - Plain Text Document
The TXT document files are related to Notepad. The TXT file is a Plain Text Document. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.
- Document files
- - / -
- asc, ascii, note, notes, now, plain, text, wtx
- Plain Text Document related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .ascii file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ascii files. Be especially cautious with .ascii files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .ascii 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 can't open this file:
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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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