The File Extensions Database

.DBT File Extension

  • Developer by: dBASE
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .DBT file?

.DBT is Database Text File

Text file used for memo fields of dBASE and other xBase database programs.

Programs that open Database Text File
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Swiftpage Act!

How to solve problems with DBT files

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