File Extension TEXT

.TEXT File

File extension: TEXT
File type: Text


Notes about the TEXT file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The TEXT file type is primarily associated with 'ASCII'. (use any editor to open)

Detailed information for file extension TEXT:


Primary association: ASCII
File classification: Text
Mime type: text/plain

Other applications associated with file type TEXT:

  • yBook (Text File) by Spacejock SoftwareThis E-Book reader loads text files and Web pages (including direct from an Internet address), reformatting them into paperbacks for screen reading. It also includes a printout routine to generate booklets and hard copy for binding, plus a compiler to generate your own e-books for distribution. yBook registers this extension to avoid confusion with .TXT files which might be otherwise registered on your system. This association is classified as Text.



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .TEXT

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: txtfile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

ProgramID: htfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\HYPERTRM.EXE

ProgramID: txtfile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\SysWow64\NOTEPAD.EXE


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