File Extension Library

.PLAIN File Extension

  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Text

What are .PLAIN files and how to open them?

Can't open .PLAIN file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PLAIN file.

What is a .PLAIN file extension?

.PLAIN file extension has been classified as Text Files. The format of .PLAIN file is Text

.PLAIN is Plain Text File

A PLAIN file is a plain text file that can be opened by any text editor. It contains plain text with no special formatting. PLAIN files may be used for a variety of purposes, such as storing a plain text version of a document, a copy of an email in HTML, or a receipt from a business.

If you receive a PLAIN file you can use any number of free text editors to open the file. Notepad and Wordpad are bundled with Windows, while TextEdit is bundled with macOS.

NOTE: You can change the ".plain" extension to ".txt" to make it a .TXT file.

List of all softwares that can open the Plain Text File
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Microsoft Word 2016
Corel WordPerfect X9
Helios TextPad
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones BBEdit
MacroMates TextMate
Microsoft Word 2016
Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac 5

How to fix problems with .PLAIN files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PLAIN files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PLAIN file format
  2. You need to check the .PLAIN file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)