The file extension LST is associated with more than 20 different programs and applications. The most common programs include Oracle, FoxPro, Adobe, or List text files. LST files contain data which is directly related to the program that created them.
If the LST file is associated with Oracle, this file type can be used with a variety of Oracle applications. Typically, the LST file of this type is used with Oracle Database which is used with different database editions, appliances, high availability servers, and data warehousing. This type of LST file will contain data that pertains to many different applications used with Oracle Database solutions.
LST files created with Visual FoxPro are a file type that contains data related to a variety of applications used with FoxPro. Microsoft Visual FoxPro is a program that builds database solution of all sizes, including desktop environments, client-servers, and web servers.
If the LST files are associated with Adobe, the files are a text file type that contains plain text data in ASCII format. LST files of this type are used with Adobe Type Manager, which is an application that allows you to create high quality bitmaps from Adobe PostScript format. The bitmaps are created from outlines in the PostScript Type I and Open Type formats.
LST files which are used as list text files are text file types used by a variety of programs to create lists and indexes for folders and objects. This type is typically in ASCII format and contains plain text information, coding, and other elements used to generate lists for different computer applications.
How to Open LST Files
If you are unsure what program created a LST file, double click on the file to see if it automatically opens in a default application. Depending upon the LST file type, you may have a program installed on your PC that is capable of reading the file.
If the LST file is associated with Oracle, it is an Oracle spool file used with the Oracle Database program. Since it is a spool file, you must use the Oracle Database program to open and view the contents of the file. Oracle Database is multiplatform and works with Windows, Mac, UNIX, and the Linux operating system.
LST files that are created with Visual FoxPro must be opened using Microsoft Visual FoxPro. This is a program exclusive to Microsoft Corporation and must be used with a PC running on the Windows operating system.
If the LST file is created by Adobe Type Manager, you can use this program to open and view the file contents. Adobe Type Manager is multiplatform and works with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
LST files that are list text files can be opened with any basic text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.