Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .TEXTCLIPPING file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.


What is a .TEXTCLIPPING file?

Text file created in Mac OS X by dragging highlighted text to the desktop; stores the selected text as well as the formatting information, including font styles, tables, and bullets and numbering; often used for saving text fragments from Web pages and other documents.

What Are Common Causes of ".TEXTCLIPPING" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several causes for ".TEXTCLIPPING" files to be lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: The files may be unintentionally deleted by the user while organizing or cleaning up their computer or storage devices.
  2. Software or hardware issues: System crashes, software bugs, or hardware failures can lead to the loss or corruption of ".TEXTCLIPPING" files.
  3. File system errors: Errors within the file system, such as corruption or damage, can result in the loss or failure of ".TEXTCLIPPING" files.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and delete or corrupt files on a computer, including ".TEXTCLIPPING" files.
  5. Interruptions during file transfer: If there is a disruption or failure during the process of transferring ".TEXTCLIPPING" files, they can get lost or become unreadable.
  6. Formatting or partitioning: Formatting a storage device or partitioning it without proper backup can lead to the loss of all files, including ".TEXTCLIPPING" files.
  7. Improper handling or storage: Mishandling storage devices, such as dropping or exposing them to extreme temperatures or physical damage, can result in data loss, including ".TEXTCLIPPING" files.
  8. Software conflicts: Incompatibility issues between different software applications or conflicts between different versions of the same software can cause ".TEXTCLIPPING" files to fail or become inaccessible.
  9. User error: Accidentally overwriting or modifying ".TEXTCLIPPING" files, or using improper methods to open or save them, can lead to their loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important files, including ".TEXTCLIPPING" files, to minimize the risk of data loss.

How to recover lost ".TEXTCLIPPING" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".TEXTCLIPPING" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".TEXTCLIPPING" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".TEXTCLIPPING" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".TEXTCLIPPING" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".TEXTCLIPPING" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".TEXTCLIPPING" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo mac OS X Text Clipping File image file file?

Programs that open ".TEXTCLIPPING" files

Apple Finder Apple Finder
Nisus Writer Pro Nisus Writer Pro

Additional Information

  • File type: Mac OS X Text Clipping File

  • File extension: .TEXTCLIPPING

  • Developer: Apple

  • Category: Text Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .TEXTCLIPPING file and what is its purpose?

    A .TEXTCLIPPING file is a file format used on macOS systems. It is created when you select and copy text from a document, webpage, or any other source and then paste it into a text editor or any other application on macOS.

    The purpose of a .TEXTCLIPPING file is to store the copied text along with its formatting and metadata. It allows you to easily save and reuse snippets of text from various sources. You can double-click on a .TEXTCLIPPING file to open it and view the copied text, or you can drag and drop it into a text editor or any other application to insert the text at the desired location.

    .TEXTCLIPPING files are commonly used for organizing and managing snippets of information, such as quotes, research notes, or any other text excerpts that you want to save for future reference.

  • How do I open a .TEXTCLIPPING file on my computer?

    To open a .TEXTCLIPPING file on your computer, you can follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on the .TEXTCLIPPING file you want to open.
    2. From the context menu, select "Open With" or "Open With > Choose another app" (on Windows) or "Open With" (on Mac).
    3. If you already have a text editor or word processing software installed on your computer, such as Notepad, WordPad, TextEdit, or Microsoft Word, you can choose the appropriate program from the list of suggested applications. If the desired program is not listed, click "More apps" or "Other" to search for it.
    4. If you want to use a different program to open the file, select "Look for another app on this PC" (on Windows) or "Other" (on Mac) and browse your computer to find the desired program.
    5. Once you have selected the program, check the box that says "Always use this app to open .TEXTCLIPPING files" (on Windows) or "Always Open With" (on Mac) if you want to make it the default program for opening .TEXTCLIPPING files.
    6. Finally, click "OK" or "Open" to open the .TEXTCLIPPING file with the selected program.

    Note: .TEXTCLIPPING files are typically created when you copy and paste text from a document or webpage on a Mac computer. They are essentially snippets of text that can be saved and opened again later.

  • Are there any specific software or applications required to access and view the contents of a .TEXTCLIPPING file?

    A .TEXTCLIPPING file is a file format specific to macOS. It contains text that has been copied or dragged from a document or webpage on a Mac computer. To access and view the contents of a .TEXTCLIPPING file, you can simply double-click on it, and it will open in a default text editor, such as TextEdit or Notes, on your Mac. These applications are usually pre-installed on macOS and can handle .TEXTCLIPPING files without requiring any additional software or applications.

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