I have a "QGIS Generated Color Map Export File" in .txt format. I'm trying to load it using QGIS 2.18 but the only file extension QGIS will accept is .qml file format. This question relates what I'm trying to do but provides no explanation as to how to load a non-qml file.

The file I'm trying to utilize is located here: http://www.warrenpinnacle.com/prof/SLAMM/GCPLCC/slamm_colors_qgis.txt

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    – Marco
    Nov 6, 2017 at 21:13
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I think you are trying to open the .txt file from the Style buttom. You must open the file from another place. Review this picture where I opened your file without a problem. I made a red circle in the folder icon you need to use.

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