The File Extensions Database

.BYTES File Extension

  • Developer by: Unity Technologies
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BYTES file?

.BYTES is Binary Text Asset Data File

File used by Unity, a 3D game development application; contains binary data from the text asset (commonly using but not limited to the .TXT extension) file; loaded as a text asset and accessed through the bytes property; extension must be manually changed to BYTES.

An example of the BYTES extension in use would be changing a .JPEG extension and putting it in your "Resources" folder. Then using the following script:

//Load texture from disk
TextAsset bindata= Resources.Load("Texture") as TextAsset;
Texture2D tex = new Texture2D(1,1);

Programs that open Binary Text Asset Data File
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How to solve problems with BYTES files

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