URT File Extension

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Utah Raster Toolkit Format

What is URT file?

Full format name of files that use URT extension is Utah Raster Toolkit Format. Files with URT extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. URT file format, along with 388 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. The most popular program for handling URT files is XnView, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and URT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support URT file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open URT files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. URT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support URT file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with URT extension?

Being unable to open files with URT extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Utah Raster Toolkit 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. Install XnView software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports URT files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install XnView. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

If the problems with opening URT files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XnView is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why URT files are not compatible with XnView. The latest version of XnView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign XnView to URT files

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the URT 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
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XnView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open URT files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with URT extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with URT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the URT is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the URT file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the URT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. URT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the URT 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 URT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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. Check whether your system can handle XnView

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Utah Raster Toolkit Format files. It may be the case that the URT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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