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BTW File Extension

BarTender Label
  • Developer
    Seagull Scientific
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  • Popularity
    3.6 (20 votes)

What is BTW file?

Files with BTW extension are generated by BarTender, a software tool for creating label and barcode projects. BTW file stores a label with barcode, comprised of many various elements such as formatted text, graphics, etc. BTW file can also contain metadata describing label properties and BarTender version with which given file was created.

Other uses of BTW files

Besides storing label designs, BTW files can be also be used for encoding RFIDs.

Programs which support BTW file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support BTW files. Files with BTW 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 BTW file

Windows Windows

Updated: 04/25/2022

How to open file with BTW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BTW files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BTW extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BTW files.

Step 1. Get the BarTender

Install software to open BTW file Problems with opening and working with BTW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BTW files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download BarTender and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BTW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download BarTender installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Seagull Scientific, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update BarTender to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BTWYou still cannot access BTW files although BarTender is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that BarTender cannot handle files with BTW may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using BarTender.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BTW files to BarTender

After installing BarTender (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BTW files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BTW file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the BTW file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where BarTender is installed, check the Always use this app to open BTW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BTW file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BTW extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select BarTender and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BTW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BTW is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BTW file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BTW file for viruses
1. Check the BTW file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BTW file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the BTW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic BTW file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the BTW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run BarTender

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BTW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with BarTender Label files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the BTW files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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