The Four Best Ways to Open BB Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension BB is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your BB file. A few of the most common programs used to open BB files are listed below. One of them should be able to open your BB file.

  • Starfleet Battles DOS Game
  • gcc -ftest-coverage Basic Block List Data
  • Blitz3D/Max/Plus Source Code
  • Art-lantis Billboard Management File
  • BrowserBob Project File
  • Papyrus Database Backup

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your BB file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.

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Tip: If it’s the BB file extension, it probably falls under the Developer Files type, so any program used for Developer Files should open your BB file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a BB file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open BB files in the list below.

Software Developer
Starfleet Battles DOS Game Windows Programmer
gcc -ftest-coverage Basic Block List Data Unknown
Blitz3D/Max/Plus Source Code Blitz Research Ltd.
Art-lantis Billboard Management File ABVENT
BrowserBob Project File BrowserBob weblications
Papyrus Database Backup Unknown

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a BB file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your BB file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.


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