File extension: .txt
Standard text document that contains unformatted text; recognized by any text editing or word processing program; can also be processed by most other software programs.Generic text files with filenames that ending in ".txt" are created by Notepad for Windows and by TextEdit for Mac OS X when document formatting is removed.Various hardware devices, such as smartphones and the Amazon Kindle also recognize plain text files.
The TXT file type is primarily associated with 'Text File'.Open in Notepad, WordPad, or many other programs designated as text editors.A true text file will be pure ASCII text with no formatting.The Macintosh file type is: TEXT.The following initial hex bytes designate the specific file type: BOCU-1 Encoded = FBEE28 SCSU Encoded = 0EFEFF UTF-EBCDIC Encoded = DD736673 UTF-32 (LE) Encoded = FFFE0000 UTF-32 (BE) Encoded = 0000FEFF UTF-16 (LE) Encoded = FFFE UTF-16 (BE) Encoded = FEFF UTF-8 Encoded = EFBBBF UTF-7 Encoded = 2B2F76
Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad, Microsoft Word 2010, Corel WordPerfect Office X5, Helios TextPad, Notepad++, Notepad2, Other text editor
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
MIME type : text/plain, application/txt, browser/internal, text/anytext, widetext/plain, widetext/paragraph