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TXT file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.txt - Plain Text File

The TXT document files are related to Notepad. TXT file is a plain text. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.

Document files
- / -
asc, ascii, note, notes, text
Plain Text File related extensions:
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Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Message
BBS Directory List
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Bad Mail Pointer

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

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 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 .txt file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

TX Text Control Data
Topocad Section Template
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Grand Theft Auto 2 Text
AVCHD Thumbnail Data
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Operating systems

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

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