Mac OS X Text Clipping Format
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What is TEXTCLIPPING file?

TEXTCLIPPING is a text file format native to Mac OS X. TEXTCLIPPING files are generated automatically when user drags highlighted. Such file can thus be used as a quick and convenient note creation device or for saving fragments of text, for example, text taken from the Web.

How are TEXTCLIPPING filenames generated?

As TEXTCLIPPING files are created automatically by the system, their filenames are also generated automatically based on the first few characters of the copied text. User can change the file’s name after the file has been created.

What can be the contents of TEXTCLIPPING files used for?

TEXTCLIPPING files, besides text, also store information about text formatting, including styles, tables, bullets, or numbering. TEXTCLIPPING files may be edited and the text copied into other files or documents.

Typical uses of TEXTCLIPPING files

Text in TEXTCLIPPING file can be freely copied into any document file or application. TEXTCLIPPING files may be used to quickly create formatted email messages or paste text into website search box.

Programs which support TEXTCLIPPING file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support TEXTCLIPPING files. Files with TEXTCLIPPING extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support TEXTCLIPPING file

Updated: 06/29/2020

How to open file with TEXTCLIPPING extension?

Being unable to open files with TEXTCLIPPING extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with TEXTCLIPPING files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TEXTCLIPPING files.

Step 1. Download and install Apple Finder

Install software to open TEXTCLIPPING file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening TEXTCLIPPING files is that no program that can handle TEXTCLIPPING files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Apple Finder or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mac OS X) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Apple Finder installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Apple Finder to the latest version

Update software that support file extension TEXTCLIPPINGYou still cannot access TEXTCLIPPING files although Apple Finder is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Apple Finder installed, it may not support TEXTCLIPPING format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Apple Finder.

Step 3. Associate Mac OS X Text Clipping Format files with Apple Finder

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate TEXTCLIPPING files with latest version of Apple Finder you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with TEXTCLIPPING file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the TEXTCLIPPING file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Apple Finder is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open TEXTCLIPPING files and clicking OK.
Associate software with TEXTCLIPPING file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TEXTCLIPPING file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Apple Finder and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with TEXTCLIPPING extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the TEXTCLIPPING is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper TEXTCLIPPING file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check TEXTCLIPPING file for viruses
1. Check the TEXTCLIPPING file for viruses or malware

If the TEXTCLIPPING is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. TEXTCLIPPING file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the TEXTCLIPPING file’s structure is intact

If the TEXTCLIPPING file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with TEXTCLIPPING extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Mac OS X Text Clipping Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Apple Finder

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with TEXTCLIPPING extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Mac OS X Text Clipping Format file. It may be the case that the TEXTCLIPPING files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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