Open TXT File format – Programs and How to

Simple text file definition and 17 other types and linked programs information


How to open TXT Files

The File extension txt is used by the following type(s):

type 1 description:
Default file extension for .txt type:
Simple text files
The TXT file extension is traditionally used for simple text files. Many MS-DOS, Unix, Windows applications and text editors used this extension for common text file. Only character encoding charset may vary from simple ASCII to UTF etc. which  depends on author language or operating system native charset.

MIME: text/plain, application/text

that open txt files:
Ability Write (Microsoft Windows)
AbiWord (Microsoft Windows)
FB2 Reader
Freda for Windows Phone
gedit (Linux)
IBM Lotus Symphony (multiplatform software)
KWord (Linux)
Microsoft Windows NotePad (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Word (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft Word Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Microsoft WordPad (Microsoft Windows)
NeoOffice (Apple OS X)
NotePad++ text editor (Microsoft Windows)
OfficeSuite (Nokia Symbian)
OfficeSuite Classic (other devices) (Windows Phone/Metro)
OfficeSuite Professional (Google Android)
OfficeSuite Viewer (Google Android) Writer (multiplatform software)
PrimoOnline (Microsoft Windows)
Programmer’s Notepad (Microsoft Windows)
PSPad (Microsoft Windows)
Raccoon Reader
Simple Text Encoding Converter (Microsoft Windows)
TextEdit (Apple OS X)
Tiny eBook Reader
USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
Vim (multiplatform software)


type 2 description:
Ascii text parameter description files
Contains human readable information about items at bank, instrument or waveform levels. Human readable information, no sample data.
Programs: Awave Studio (Microsoft Windows)


type 3 description:
Atari Jaguar binary image of program text segment
TXT suffix is associated with Atari Jaguar game console. It contains binary image of program text segment.

Created by FILEFIX utility. The current version of FILEFIX produces files with a “.TX” extension. However, older versions created files with the “.TXT” extension. Because the .TXT extension is also used for ASCII text files, this was changed to avoid conflicts.


type 4 description:
DisplayWrite document
Document created by IBM DisplayWrite.
Programs: DisplayWrite (other devices) (Windows Phone/Metro)


type 5 description:
EasyPlot saved data files
The TXT file extension is associated with the EasyPlot. Saved data created by EasyPlot.
Programs: EasyPlot (MS-DOS)


type 6 description:
ENVI statistic report files
The TXT extension is associated with ENVI and used for statistic report files.
that open txt files:
ENVI (Microsoft Windows)


type 7 description:
Microsoft Linker input files
LINK expects various text files as additional input. The command-file specifier (@) and the Base Address (/BASE), /DEF, and /ORDER options all specify text files. These files can have any extension, not just .txt.
Programs: Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft Windows)


type 8 description:
MilkShape 3D ASCII files
It is used by MilkShape 3D ASCII files.
that open txt files:
Blender (Microsoft Windows)


type 9 description:
Ocean Data View data
Data file is used by Ocean Data.
Software: Ocean Data View (Microsoft Windows)


type 10 description: encoded text
It is used by Contains encoded text.
that open txt files: (multiplatform software) Writer (multiplatform software)


Awave Studio (Microsoft Windows)

type 11 description:
RTTTL / Nokring mobile ring-tone format
The RTTTL is song format for Nokia mobile phones, contains song/ring tone. The RTTTL was first used by the NokRing software.


type 12 description:
StarWriter for DOS document files
It is used by StarWriter for DOS. Old document format.
Applications: (multiplatform software) Writer (multiplatform software)
StarOffice (multiplatform software)


type 13 description:
Steinberg LM-4 bank files
8, 16-bits, mono, stereo sound format used by Steinberg. Contains loops, names, instruments.
Applications: Awave Studio (Microsoft Windows)


type 14 description:
Subtitle files
It is used by many applications for subtitles file. TXT subtitles file is in simple text format and can be edited by any simple text editor, however some applications can use there own internal format for the subtitles. Some subtitles viewers or media players can have difficulties with viewing of those subtitles.

Known subtitles TXT formats:

  • Adobe Encore DVD (*.txt)
  • Captions 32 (*.txt)
  • Captions Inc. (*.txt)
  • CPC-600 (*.txt)
  • DVD Junior (*.txt)
  • DVD Subtitle System (*.txt)
  • FAB Subtitler (*.txt)
  • IAuthor Script (*.txt)
  • Inscriber CG (*.txt)
  • KoalaPlayer (*.txt) (equal to one of the variations of TMPlayer)
  • MAC DVD Studio Pro (*.txt)
  • Pinnacle Impression (*.txt)
  • PowerPixel (*.txt)
  • QuickTime Text (*.txt)
  • SubCreator 1.x (*.txt)
  • TMPlayer (*.txt) (five different variations)
  • Turbo Titler (*.txt)
  • Ulead DVD Workshop 2.0 (*.txt)
Applications: Adobe Encore (Microsoft Windows)
Apple QuickTime (Microsoft Windows)
KMPlayer (Microsoft Windows)


type 15 description:
T602 document files
T602 was the most used text processor in Czech republic in 90’s. 602Software developed DOS and Windows version of T602. Several companies still use it for their main activities.
Software: 602PC Suite (Microsoft Windows) (multiplatform software) Writer (multiplatform software)


type 16 description:
WAsP site locations files
It is associated with the WAsP.
Software: WAsP (Microsoft Windows)


type 17 description:
Wireshark traffic log
Log files created and used by Wireshark.
Software: Wireshark (multiplatform software)

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