File Extension Library

.NBT File Extension

  • Developer by: Mojang
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .NBT file?

.NBT file extension is created by Mojang. .NBT has been classified as Game Files. The format of .NBT file is Binary.

.NBT is Minecraft Named Binary Tag File

Data file format used by Minecraft, a open-ended 3D world building and exploration game; saves data in the Named Binary Tag (NBT) format, which is a simple binary format developed to store large amounts of binary data; used for storing world, or level, information.

The NBT format can be read by software APIs such as JNBT (The Java NBT Library).

NOTE: Files that use the Named Binary Tag format more often use a different file extension, such as .DAT, .MCLEVEL, .MINE, or .MCR.

List of all softwares that can open the Minecraft Named Binary Tag File

How to Open .NBT file on different platforms

Open .NBT File on Windows

  • Right-click a .NBT
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .NBT file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .NBT files" Press "Ok"

Open .NBT File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .NBT file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .NBT File on Linux

Right click on the .NBT file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .NBT File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .NBT file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .NBT File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .NBT files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .NBT files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .NBT files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .NBT file format
  2. You need to check the .NBT file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)