What is a .UTF8 File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .utf8 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .utf8 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .UTF8 file?

The file extension .UTF8 stands for Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document. This file belongs to the text format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .utf8 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .UTF8 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .UTF8 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .UTF8 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .utf8 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the gVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad and gVim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UTF8 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gVim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .UTF8 file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .utf8 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple TextEdit, MacroMates TextMate and MacVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .UTF8 file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MacVim software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .UTF8 file on Linux

To open the .utf8 file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GNU Emacs software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Vim and GNU Emacs software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .UTF8 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: 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 GNU Emacs software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .UTF8 file?

If you are still unable to open the .UTF8 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .UTF8 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .utm – UTM, .utw – Aubrey Falconer, .utx – Epic Games, .utxt – Unicode Text File, .utz – UIQ Technology. 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 .UTF8 file with the gVim, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows, MacVim, Apple TextEdit, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, Vim software on Linux.