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HGT file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hgt file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hgt file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hgt file?
  • How can the .hgt file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .hgt files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ SRTM Elevation Data

HGT file is a SRTM Elevation Data. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth.
Category: Data files
Application: ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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Other types of files may also use the .hgt file extension.

🚫 The .hgt file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bgt, ggt, ght, gt, hft, hg, hgf, hgh, hgr, hht, hrt, ht, htg, htt, jgt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

IdeaMax Document
Graphic Accounts Data
Humminbird Track Data
Apple II HGR Image
Mercurial Data
Watcom IDE Target File
GeoGebra Tool
HackTheGame Mission Pack
Help and Support Center HHT
GNOME C++ Header

🔴 Can't open a .hgt 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .hgt file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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