BTR File Extension

BTR file icon
Btrieve Database Format
  • Developer
    Pervasive Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.1 (13 votes)

What is BTR file?

BTR is a file extension commonly associated with Btrieve Database Format files. Pervasive Software defined the Btrieve Database Format format standard. BTR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. BTR file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling BTR files is Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support BTR file extension

Programs that can handle BTR files are as follows. Files with BTR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BTR file

How to open file with BTR extension?

Problems with accessing BTR may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Btrieve Database Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BTR files is that no program that can handle BTR files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager or different compatible program, such as BTRIEVE Viewer. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager and update if needed

If the problems with opening BTR files still occur even after installing Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why BTR files are not compatible with Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager. The latest version of Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BTR files to Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager

After installing Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BTR files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the BTR with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager is installed, check the Always use this app to open BTR files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BTR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BTR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the BTR for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BTR file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the BTR in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the BTR is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BTR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the BTR file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the BTR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BTR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Btrieve Database Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BTR extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Btrieve Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BTR files affecting older versions of given software.

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