BIT File

What are BIT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BIT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BIT file?

BIT files have multiple uses, and Bit Archiver compressed archive is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Bit Archiver compressed archive

These BIT files are compressed files created by Osman Turan. BIT gives a high compression ratio with acceptable speeds.

How to open BIT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BIT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BIT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different BIT openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 25, 2021

More file formats using the BIT extension

Through our research of BIT files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Lotus Manuscript Bitmap
  • Xilinx Bitstream

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BIT files. Remember, different programs may use BIT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ICBCClientICBCClientUser submitted
VuePrintVuePrintUser submitted
Techsoft PixEditTechsoft PixEditUser submitted

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