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DXT file format description

Many people share .dxt files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dxt file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dxt files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dxt - Microsoft DirectX Compressed Texture Data

The DXT graphic files are related to DirectX SDK. DXT file is a Microsoft DirectX Compressed Texture Data. DirectX is a collection of APIs designed to allow development of games and multimedia applications on Microsoft platforms.

DirectX SDK
Graphic files
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dxt1, dxt2, dxt3, dxt4, dxt5
Microsoft DirectX Compressed Texture Data related extensions:
ACD Canvas Texture Data
Landmark Zycor Graphics File
Kid Pix Drawing
Unified Color HDR Image
DICOM Zipped Images Archive
Graph Saurus Bitmap Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dxt file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dxt files. Be especially cautious with .dxt files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dxt file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dxt file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sxt, cxt, fxt, dzt, dxr, dxg, dx, dt, xdt, ddt, vxt, dat, rxt, ext, dxy

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

JCAMP-DX Format Data
Adobe Director Protected Cast
Deus Ex Map File
Xscript Data File
Tajima Embroidery Data
Retrospect Extension

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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