.NBT File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .NBT extension:

Minecraft Named Binary Tag File

Minecraft Named Binary Tag File

Data file format used by Minecraft, a open-ended 3D world building and exploration game; saves data in the Named Binary Tag (NBT) format, which is a simple binary format developed to store large amounts of binary data; used for storing world, or level, information.

The NBT format can be read by software APIs such as JNBT (The Java NBT Library).

NOTE: Files that use the Named Binary Tag format more often use a different file extension, such as .DAT, .MCLEVEL, .MINE, or .MCR.

Software's name License Platforms
MCEdit MCEdit Free LinuxMacWindows
NBTEdit NBTEdit Free Windows
NBTExplorer NBTExplorer Open Source LinuxMacWindows
NEINedit NEINedit Free Mac

Updated: June 4, 2018

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