.BIBTEX File Extension

File Type:
BibTeX Bibliography Database

Having trouble opening .bibtex extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bibtex files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bibtex files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BIBTEX file?

Bibtex file extension has BibTeX Bibliography Database file type, which is associated with the "text files" category.

 Documents that contain data in the BibTeX format have this extension attached to them. BibTeX files may contain bibliographies for reports, researches, articles, books, etc. In a typical file, you will usually find several references, plus titles, author names, number of pages, volumes, and year of publication. Files with the .BIBTEX extension are not as common as .BIB files.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

bibtex file icon
File Type:
BibTeX Bibliography Database
Text Files

How to open BIBTEX file?

Double click the bibtex file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bibtex extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bibtex extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bibtex file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BIBTEX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bibtex file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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