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NT File Extension

Windows NT Startup Format
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What is NT file?

NT is a file extension commonly associated with Windows NT Startup Format files. Windows NT Startup Format specification was created by Microsoft. NT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with NT extension are categorized as System Files files. The System Files subset comprises 323 various file formats. Microsoft Windows supports NT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows software, but also about NT and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NT file extension

The following listing features NT-compatible programs. Files with NT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NT file

How to open file with NT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NT files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows NT Startup 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 NT files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Windows

Install software to open NT file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NT files is that no program that can handle NT files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Windows or one to the listed programs: PSPad, Adobe ExtendScript, NotePad++ text editor. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Windows website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Windows and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NTIf the problems with opening NT files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Windows is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows installed, it may not support NT format. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NT files to Microsoft Windows

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

Associate software with NT file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the NT 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 Microsoft Windows is installed, check the Always use this app to open NT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NT file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NT extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the NT is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NT file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check NT file for viruses
1. Verify that the NT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NT file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the NT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the NT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 NT 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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Windows

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NT files. Close all running programs and try opening the NT file.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Windows NT Startup Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NT files affecting older versions of given software.

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