What is a .NBT File And How To Open It – Mojang (Easy Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .nbt extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .nbt file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .NBT file?

The file extension .NBT stands for Minecraft Named Binary Tag File. It was developed by Mojang. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nbt file on 1 platform.

How to open a .NBT file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .NBT file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .nbt file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the NBTEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NBT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the NBTEdit software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NBT file?

If you cannot open the .NBT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NBT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nbu – Nokia, .nc – CNC Software, .nc – Unidata, .nc – Deutscher Stahlbau-Verband, .nc1 – CNC Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NBT file with the NBTEdit program on Windows.