Opening TEXTCLIPPING files

Did your computer fail to open a TEXTCLIPPING file? We explain what TEXTCLIPPING files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your TEXTCLIPPING files.

What is a TEXTCLIPPING file?

The .textclipping file extension or more appropriately, .textClipping with a capitalized C, is an extension normally associated with Macintosh computers. The file is created when the user, after a particular text is selected, dragged the text anywhere in Macintosh Computer. For example, a string of text from a Word document or a saying from a particular prose is selected for quotation, the user can drag the text in the desktop and the system will treat it as a clipping. The clipping can be selected again and place it where the user needs it to be. And this file is in .textClipping format.

But .textClipping files can only be used within the Macintosh computer where it derived. Sharing the file to other computer even with the same operating system may not be possible because .textClipping file takes the specification needed for the computer where it is created and this specification may not be the same with other computer. And also a 0 byte memory data will show on the file if the user open the file with an application. TEXTCLIPPING files serve as a transport form of text from one document to another.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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