What are README files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a README file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your README files.
What is a README file?
The README file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the README file type for different types of data.
While we do not yet describe the README file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.
We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about README files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!
How to open README files
Important: Different programs may use files with the README file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your README file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single README opener which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of README files. Remember, different programs may use README files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about README file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.