DBT File Extension

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Database Text Format

What is DBT file?

DBT filename suffix is mostly used for Database Text Format files. Database Text Format format was developed by dBASE. DBT files are supported by software applications available for devices running , Windows. DBT file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. Sage ACT supports DBT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support DBT file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DBT files. Files with DBT 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 DBT file

How to open file with DBT extension?

Problems with accessing DBT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Database Text 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. Download and install Sage ACT

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DBT files is that no program that can handle DBT files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Sage ACT or one to the listed programs: Visual FoxPro, dBFast, OpenInsight. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Sage ACT installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Sage ACT

You still cannot access DBT files although Sage ACT 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. This can be one of the causes why DBT files are not compatible with Sage ACT. The latest version of Sage ACT should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Database Text Format files with Sage ACT

After installing Sage ACT (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DBT files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DBT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Sage ACT is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DBT files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DBT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DBT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DBT is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DBT file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The DBT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DBT 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 DBT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DBT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DBT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Database Text 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 DBT files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a DBT file

File Conversions from DBT extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DBT file
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