The File Extensions Database

.BLT File Extension

  • Developer by: AOL
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .BLT file?

.BLT is AIM Buddy List

Stores a list of user's friends for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), a popular instant messaging program; contains usernames and other information about friends that appear in the program's "buddy list;" the buddy list provides an easy way to contact friends and see what friends are online.

BLT files were used by AIM 5.9 and earlier.

Programs that open AIM Buddy List
AOL Instant Messenger
AOL Instant Messenger

How to solve problems with BLT files

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