!BT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a !BT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .!BT files.

What is a !BT file?

A .!BT file is a BitTorrent partial downloaded file. Files that contain the .!bt file extension are normally assigned to partially-completed BitTorrent downloads. BitTorrent is a P2P (peer-to-peer) online file-sharing protocol that allows users to share files online. It is popular for the sharing of movies, music, and software files.

When a BitTorrent download is in progress it is given the .!bt file extension until the download has completed. Once the download is complete it is given the proper file extension.

For example, if an MP3 music file is being downloaded using the BitTorrent client, the file would be saved with the name of filename.!bt during the download process. Once the download had been completed, the file would be renamed with the proper filename.mp3 file suffix.

How to open !BT files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension !BT for different purposes. We have identified 1 !BT opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of !BT file.

Programs that open these files

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Suggest another file format using extension !BT

While we know of one file format using the .!BT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .!BT file.