What is a .CHT File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .cht extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cht file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CHT file?

The .CHT file extension stands for Windows Chinese Traditional Noise-Word List File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The file has the text format, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .cht file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CHT file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CHT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CHT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cht file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CHT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CHT file?

If you are still unable to open the .CHT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CHT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cht – Emulator Cheat File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CHT file with the Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows.