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 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.
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.
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.
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opening BTR files still occur even after installing Pervasive Btrieve Database Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.
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
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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