The File Extensions Database

.BCT File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BCT file?

.BCT is Adobe Bridge Thumbnail Cache File

A BCT file is a cache file generated by Adobe Bridge, an Adobe CreativeCloud (CC) file management application. It contains thumbnails created automatically by the application when browsing images. BCT files are used for providing quick access to image summary information.

BCT files are saved alongside .BC files, which together comprise Adobe Bridge's cache. The cache can be centralized or distributed, meaning that the files are either stored in one location or distributed to every folder being browsed. Users can set the caching option in the software.

BCT files have the name Adobe Bridge Cache.bct.

NOTE: You can safely delete both BCT and BC files. However, Adobe Bridge regenerates them the next time you browse images in the application.

Programs that open Adobe Bridge Thumbnail Cache File
Adobe Bridge CC 2019
Adobe Bridge CC 2019

How to solve problems with BCT files

  • Associate the BCT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BCT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BCT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BCT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BCT is Adobe Bridge Thumbnail Cache File. Because only the current version supports the latest BCT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .BCT is Adobe Bridge Thumbnail Cache File update.
  • To make sure that your BCT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.