Files with readme file extension are typically text documents with information about certain program or product.

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README file extension - README text document

What is readme file? How to open readme files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The readme file extension is frequently used for text with information for users. Used sometimes as read me file for various software often with latest information about the product.

In case of games, it does often contain errata or last minute information, which were not (or were wrongly) in the manual. Can be usually opened and viewed by a common text editor or word processor.

The default software associated to open readme file:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logoNotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Notepad++ Team

A very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.

Help how to open:

The readme file is viewable in any text editing tool.

How to convert:

These files are typically in plain text format, so you can resave them in plenty of different document formats, including PDF.

List of software applications associated to the .readme file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open readme file, edit readme file, convert readme file, view readme file, play readme file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting readme files.

Software that open readme file - README text document

Programs supporting the exension readme on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open readme file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with readme file by default:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom

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