>> ENT file

ENT file format description

Many people share .ent files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ent file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ent files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ent - SGML/XML External Entity

The ENT document files are related to Windows Notepad. ENT file is an External Entity. SGML or XML documents can be made of information drawn from different files. These pieces of information are called entities. External entities contain either text or binary data. If they contain text, the content of the external file is inserted at the point of reference and parsed as part of the referring document. Binary data is not parsed and may only be referenced in an attribute. The Windows Notepad seems to be no longer supported.

Windows Notepad
Document files
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SGML/XML External Entity related extensions:
Romulus 3D Modeler Data
PC Write Text Document
OpenOffice Impress Document
OpenOffice Math Formula
OpenOffice Writer Document
OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ent file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ent files. Be especially cautious with .ent files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ent 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.

The .ent file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

dnt, fnt, wnt, rnt, net, et, enh, en, egt, snt, nt, enr, enf, emt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

RSNetWorx Project
Microsoft Windows Font
General CADD Font
VX Show-n-Tell Slideshow
MS-DOS Subsystem Startup File
Easiteach Lesson

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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