What is a .TEXT File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .text extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .text file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TEXT file?

The .TEXT file extension is Plain Text File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 12 software that can open the .text file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .TEXT file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .TEXT file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .TEXT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .text file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TEXT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TEXT file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .text file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple TextEdit, Bare Bones BBEdit and MacroMates TextMate software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TEXT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple TextEdit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TEXT file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .text file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the gedit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TEXT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gedit software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .TEXT file on Android

To open the .text file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .TEXT file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the JellyBeanUser Text editor software and install it. You could also download the Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Aquamarine Networks Jota Text Editor and JellyBeanUser Text editor software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .TEXT file on iOS

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .text file on iOS in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Apple Pages, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .TEXT file?

If you are still unable to open the .TEXT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TEXT file.textclipping – Apple, .textexpander – Smile, .textexpandersettings – Smile, .textfactory – Bare Bones Software, .texture – Grin. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TEXT file with the Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows, Apple TextEdit, Bare Bones BBEdit, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac, gedit software on Linux, JellyBeanUser Text editor, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Aquamarine Networks Jota Text Editor software on Android and Apple Pages, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on iOS.