.BCT File Extension

A .BCT file is a Adobe Bridge Thumbnail Cache File, created by Adobe Systems.

Open with Adobe Bridge 2023. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .BCT file?

A .BCT file is a special kind of file used by a program called Adobe Bridge, which is part of Adobe CreativeCloud. Adobe Bridge helps you organize and look at all your creative files, like pictures and designs, in one place. When you use Adobe Bridge to look through your files, it makes a .BCT file to save small preview pictures, or thumbnails, of your files. This makes it faster for you to see what's in your files without having to open them one by one.

The .BCT file works together with another file called a .BC file. Both of these files are part of Adobe Bridge's way of remembering what's in your folders, so it can show you previews quickly. You can choose to have these files saved in one main place or have them spread out in the same folders as your original files.

To open a .BCT file, you need to use Adobe Bridge 2023. This is the program that knows how to read and use these files properly.

If you ever find .BCT files and .BC files and wonder if you need them, it's okay to delete them. They are just there to make Adobe Bridge work faster. But remember, next time you use Adobe Bridge to look at your files, it will make new .BCT and .BC files to help show you previews again.


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