.NBT File Extension

File Type:
Minecraft Named Binary Tag File

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

What is a NBT file?

Nbt file extension has Minecraft Named Binary Tag file type, developed by Mojang, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Minecraft is a popular 3D video game, which is based on exploration and building/crafting mechanics. NBT is the data file format that has been chosen for this game. NBT files contain information in Named Binary Tag format that has been invented to save large amounts of binary data. NBT files are usually used to save information about the game world or its levels. You can open an NBT file using The Java NBT Library and other software API’s. Files in the Named Binary Tag format usually have other files extension attached to them: .DAT, .MINE, .MCR, and .MCLEVEL.  

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

nbt file icon
File Type:
Minecraft Named Binary Tag File
Game Files

How to open NBT file?

Double click the nbt 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 .nbt 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 nbt 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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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the nbt 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 NBT files

  • Windows Windows
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer
    • NBTEdit NBTEdit
  • MacOS MacOS
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer
    • NEINedit NEINedit
  • Linux Linux
    • NBTExplorer NBTExplorer

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 nbt file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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