What are Text Files?

Simply put, Text Files contain text and are the most common type of file. Text Files can contain plain text as well as rich text formats. Any computer user can create a plain text file using a simple program like Notepad.

Generally, it is a computer file that is in human-readable form and uses data in sequence of lines stored as electronic text. Text files are also used by software developers to store essential program data such as log information related to software events. Because of their simple encoding, text files are also utilized as a hassle-free method for data storage.

Popular Text File Extensions


Text File Types

File Database Breakdown - Text File Extensions


Top Text File Extensions

File Extension Total Number of Files Oldest File (Date) Latest File (Date)
MOF 1427 aaclient.mof
(09/18/2006)
14C5A2A3C41254184B007011E5565E5B.mof
(05/10/2017)
APPCACHE 1 threshold[1].appcache
(04/24/2017)
threshold[1].appcache
(04/24/2017)
MSG 7 FPEXT.MSG
(02/08/1999)
FPEXT.MSG
(05/10/2017)
TAB 41 US_STATE.TAB
(05/10/2017)
US_STATE.TAB
(05/10/2017)
DOC 17 winword.doc
(04/14/2008)
PROTTPLN.DOC
(05/10/2017)
LOG 664 MSDTC.LOG
(09/18/2006)
setupapi.dev.log
(05/10/2017)
TXT 407 gmreadme.txt
(09/18/2006)
SCHEDLGU.TXT
(05/10/2017)
SIG 2 secupd.sig
(04/14/2008)
secupd.sig
(04/14/2008)
FDT 16 Status Report.fdt
(05/10/2017)
Status Report.fdt
(05/10/2017)
WPD 1 wordpfct.wpd
(04/14/2008)
wordpfct.wpd
(04/14/2008)
LST 1 ACME.LST
(05/10/2017)
ACME.LST
(05/10/2017)
JFM 13 vedatamodel.jfm
(04/24/2017)
SRUDB.jfm
(04/24/2017)
GPD 4868 BR1040H.GPD
(09/18/2006)
STDNAMES.GPD
(05/10/2017)
WER 22 Report.wer
(04/24/2017)
Report.wer
(05/10/2017)
BDR 165 MSART1.BDR
(05/10/2017)
MSPUB10.BDR
(05/10/2017)
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