DXT4 file format description
Many people share .dxt4 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dxt4 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dxt4 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:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .dxt4 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dxt4 files. Be especially cautious with .dxt4 files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .dxt4 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .dxt4 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
dt4, dxt, ext4
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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