The File Extensions Database

.BIT File Extension

  • Developer by: Ron de Jong
  • Category: Encoded Files
  • Format: Text and Binary

What is an .BIT file?

.BIT is FinalCrypt Encrypted Data File

A BIT file is an encrypted data file created by FinalCrypt, a program used to encrypt and decrypt personal files. It contains a file, such as a .JPG image or .WMV video, that has been encrypted for security purposes.

BIT files are created by FinalCrypt and can only be opened by FinalCrypt using the cipher file used to encrypt the BIT file. Data in a BIT cannot be recovered without the cipher file, so it is important that it is stored in a safe location and backed up.

Programs that open FinalCrypt Encrypted Data File
File Type 2 Xilinx Bitstream File
Developer by: Xilinx Category: CAD Files Format: Binary

File generated by BitGen, a program used for generating bitstreams required by Xilinx FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays); saved in a binary format and contains the configuration information for the circuit; used for uploading the configuration data to the FPGA device, which can be completed using the iMPACT GUI provided with the Xilinx software.

BIT files are one of the files generated in a sequence of files used for designing and configuring an FPGA. For example, a Verliog (.V) HDL design file can be used to generate an .NGC netlist file, which is then converted into a .NGD file, and then from the NGD file to a bitstream BIT file.

NOTE: The BitGen program is included with the Xilinx ISE software package.

Programs that open Xilinx Bitstream File
Xilinx ISE Design Suite

How to solve problems with BIT files

  • Associate the BIT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BIT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BIT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BIT 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 .BIT is FinalCrypt Encrypted Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest BIT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Ron de Jong manufacturer website after an available .BIT is FinalCrypt Encrypted Data File update.
  • To make sure that your BIT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.