The file extension EXT is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is a generic email text attachment, but the file extension can also be created with Norton Commander or by WS-FTP for Microsoft Windows. EXT files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the EXT file extension is defined as a generic email text attachment, the file is categorized as a miscellaneous file type which contains information in a plain text format. EXT files are created using a variety of different email clients and applications.
EXT files which are part of Norton Commander are defined as a plugin file type that contains data which extends the capabilities of Norton Commander. Norton Commander is a software application produced by Symantec Corporation which was used with the MS-DOS operating system and has since been replaced with Norton Navigator. MS-DOS is the predecessor to the Windows operating system.
If the file extension EXT is associated with WS_FTP for Microsoft Windows, the file is categorized as a data file type which contains data which is created in the ASCII binary file format for the purpose of transfer using FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protocols. WS_FTP is a software application created by Ipswitch which is used to securely transfer files over a network.
How to Open EXT Files
Since EXT files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. EXT files consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the file extension EXT is defined as a generic email text attachment, the file can be opened using the email client or application which created the file. The email clients can include Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and many others.
Since this type of EXT file is typically in a simple text format, you can open the file using any text editing application. If you are using the Windows operating system, you can open EXT files using WordPad, Notepad, PSPad, TextPad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, EXT files can be opened using Apple TextEdit, AbiSource AbiWord, MacroMates TextMate, BareBones Software BBEdit, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, Pico, AbiSource AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, Leafpad, Nano Editor, or Vim will open the contents of EXT files.
If the file extension EXT is related to Norton Commander, you can open the file using Norton Navigator which is available for download on the Symantec website. Norton Navigator functions similar to Windows Explorer and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
EXT files which are associated with WS_FTP can be opened using WS_FTP Professional which is available on the CNET and Softonic websites. WS_FTP Professional is designed for use with the Windows operating system version XP and later.