DT2 File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open DT2 Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening DT2 files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The DT2 File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the DT2 File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the DT2 file and select DTED Level 2 from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in DTED Level 2.

Common DT2-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have DTED Level 2 Installed

You can simply download DTED Level 2 software. DT2 uses DTED Level 2 by default. After you install it, the software should automatically associate itself with DT2 files.

Problem: You Have DTED Level 2 Installed But It's Still Not Working

If you have DTED Level 2 installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
DTED Level 2 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Problem: You Can't Install DTED Level 2

If for some reason you can't or don't want to install DTED Level 2, you could also search online for free software that uses DT2 files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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