DHT File Extension

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GAUSS Data Set Header Format
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What is DHT file?

DHT filename suffix is mostly used for GAUSS Data Set Header Format files. Aptech defined the GAUSS Data Set Header Format format standard. DHT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DHT file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular software that supports DHT files is GAUSS.

Programs which support DHT file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DHT files. DHT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DHT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DHT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DHT files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GAUSS Data Set Header Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DHT files.

Step 1. Download and install GAUSS

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DHT files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install GAUSS. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download GAUSS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update GAUSS to the latest version

If the problems with opening DHT files still occur even after installing GAUSS, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of GAUSS is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that GAUSS cannot handle files with DHT may be that the software is outdated.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 GAUSS.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DHT files to GAUSS

If you have the latest version of GAUSS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DHT on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DHT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the GAUSS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DHT files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DHT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select GAUSS and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DHT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DHT is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DHT file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the DHT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing 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 DHT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the DHT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DHT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open GAUSS

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

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 GAUSS Data Set Header 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 DHT files affecting older versions of given software.

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