Open 1ST files

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Have you encountered a problem with a 1ST file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a 1ST file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your 1ST file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is 1ST file?

Files with the file extension 1ST are usually just text files. The extension is mainly used for so-called Readme.1st, so 'read me first' files. In this way, the user should be made aware of certain information that he should know before using the application or the data.

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Since the extension 1ST is usually not linked to an application, it can not be started by double-clicking. The easiest way is to simply rename the extension to txt. 1ST files should normally be open with any text editor.

Programs which can open a 1ST file

How to open file with 1ST extension?

In order to open a file with 1ST extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening 1ST file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with 1ST files, follow the instructions below.
Install Notepad or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening 1ST files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support 1ST files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of 1ST files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Notepad as the default program for opening 1ST files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate 1ST files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Notepad applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Notepad has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with 1ST files

Sometimes problems with opening 1ST files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • 1ST files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open 1ST files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • 1ST file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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