A ~bt file extension is related to directory $Windows.~BT used by Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems. A $Windows.~BT file stores data for updating of Windows operating system.

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~BT file extension - Microsoft Windows update directory

What is ~bt file? How to open ~bt files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The ~bt file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems for desktop, tablets and smart phones developed by Microsoft.

The $Windows.~BT is directory that stores data for update purposes of Windows 8 and Windows 10.

The $Windows.~BT directory can be safely removed by these easy steps:

  1. Press Windows key + R
  2. Type: %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe
  3. Hit Enter on your keyboard

The default software associated to open ~bt file:

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 is the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles and tablets. Newer version with many improvements and updates is Microsoft Windows 8.1

Help how to open:

Double click on $Windows.~BT directory to view its content.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .~bt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ~bt file, edit ~bt file, convert ~bt file, view ~bt file, play ~bt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ~bt file - Microsoft Windows update directory

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows 10. Microsoft Windows 10 uses ~bt 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ~bt file by default:
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8

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