The File Extensions Database

.BTOA File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .BTOA file?

.BTOA is Binary-to-ASCII Encoded File

Encoded file that has been converted from a binary file to a text file with btoa (Binary to ASCII) encoding; may be used to send a binary file over a protocol that only support text files.

Btoa is similar to Uuencode and Base64 encoding, but it creates slightly smaller file sizes. Btoa-encoded files often begin with the text "xbtoa Begin."

Btoa files may also have a .B2A file extension.

Programs that open Binary-to-ASCII Encoded File
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16

How to solve problems with BTOA files

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