Files with BIT extension can be mainly found on X11 operating system. Bitmap images that contains graphics used on X11 platform.

There are 3 other file types using
the BIT file extension!

bit file icon.bit - DROPS simulator drillbit file

bit file icon.bit - Worms imported map file

bit file icon.bit - Xilinx Integrated Software Environment bitstream file

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BIT file extension - X11 bitmap file

What is bit file? How to open bit files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The BIT file extension is used for image files in X11 operating system.

The X Window System (commonly X or X11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for networked computers, and was initially developed as part of Project Athena. It implements the X display protocol and provides windowing on raster graphics (bitmap) computer displays and manages keyboard and pointing device control functions. In its standard distribution, it is a complete, albeit simple, display and human interface solution, but also delivers a standard toolkit and protocol stack for building graphical user interfaces on most Unix-like operating systems and OpenVMS, and has been ported to many other contemporary general purpose operating systems. Desktop environments such as OpenWindows, CDE, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce, use the X Window System.

Help how to open BIT files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension BIT:

As far as we know, this .bit file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bit file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open bit file, edit bit file, convert bit file, view bit file, play bit file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others bit file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bit file - X11 bitmap file

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses bit file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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