TEXTFACTORY File Extension

TEXTFACTORY file icon
BBEdit Text Factory
  • Developer
    Bare Bones Software
  • Popularity
    4.6 (3 votes)

What is TEXTFACTORY file?

Full format name of files that use TEXTFACTORY extension is BBEdit Text Factory. BBEdit Text Factory format was developed by Bare Bones Software. Files with TEXTFACTORY extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. TEXTFACTORY file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use BBEdit software for managing TEXTFACTORY files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. BBEdit software was developed by Bare Bones Software, and on its official website you may find more information about TEXTFACTORY files or the BBEdit software program.

Programs which support TEXTFACTORY file extension

The following listing features TEXTFACTORY-compatible programs. Files with TEXTFACTORY 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 TEXTFACTORY file

How to open file with TEXTFACTORY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening TEXTFACTORY files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with TEXTFACTORY extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TEXTFACTORY files.

Step 1. Install BBEdit software

Problems with opening and working with TEXTFACTORY files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with TEXTFACTORY files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select BBEdit or one of the recommended programs (for example, TextWrangler) 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 BBEdit installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Bare Bones Software website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of BBEdit

If you already have BBEdit installed on your systems and TEXTFACTORY files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of BBEdit installed, it may not support TEXTFACTORY format. The latest version of BBEdit should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open TEXTFACTORY files to BBEdit

After installing BBEdit (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open TEXTFACTORY files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the TEXTFACTORY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where BBEdit is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open TEXTFACTORY files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with TEXTFACTORY extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TEXTFACTORY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the TEXTFACTORY 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 TEXTFACTORY file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The TEXTFACTORY may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the TEXTFACTORY is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. TEXTFACTORY file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic TEXTFACTORY file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with TEXTFACTORY extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run BBEdit

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with TEXTFACTORY 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 BBEdit Text Factory file. It may be the case that the TEXTFACTORY files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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