How to Open a File With the BOX File Extension

If you're looking to find out how to open the BOX file extension, you've come to the right place. In most cases, Windows will open a file in the associated program, but some files fall outside of those parameters. Keep reading to find out how you can open your BOX file on both Windows and Mac.

Problem: You Can't Open BOX Files

You might've double-clicked on the file, to be greeted with the "Choose a program to open the file" message. In some cases, you might be able to open the file, but the contents may seem garbled and that's because it was written to be opened in a specific program. Of course, you can't open a BOX file with just any software. Not to worry - we have you covered!

Step 1: Find Out Which Software Uses BOX Files

Computer Files

Opening your BOX file starts with understanding which software uses a BOX extension. In many cases, different types of software may use the same file extensions, also known as file associations.

Unknown Apple II File, MediaShout Presentation Script, and Digital Video Witness CCTV Data File are the most popular software packages that use BOX files. Therefore, your best bet would be to download one of these software packages and use one of them to open your file.


Zipped files tend to require special handling and may require password access. Contact the file owner or the person who gave you the file for the password and unzip the file before attempting to open the contents.

Step 2: Learning More About BOX "File Type"

If you can't download Unknown Apple II File, MediaShout Presentation Script, or Digital Video Witness CCTV Data File software, or if they don't work to open your BOX file, you may be able to use the file type as a clue to finding out how you can open it. Using a Windows PC, you can right-click and navigate to "Properties" and then to "Type of file". On a Mac, select "More info" and "Kind".

Most likely, you will find that BOX files are considered Video Files. Because many programs packages utilize Video Files, you might be able to find a program on your computer that handles those types of files.

If that still does not work, you may have to contact the associated software developer to find out how to open it. Unless you know the specific developer, you could contact one of these developers for assistance.

Please see our chart below of software titles and their developers:

Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom
MediaShout Presentation Script MediaComplete
Digital Video Witness CCTV Data File Kodicom Co. Ltd
Systems Management Server Temporary Holding Area (Microsoft Corporation) SMS
Notes Mailbox Microsoft Developer
Foxmail E-Mail Box Unknown
Calypso Email Mailbox Rose City Software
ThrottleBox Multimedia Viewer Unknown
Lemmings Revolution Archive Microsoft Developer
VTrain Box File (Paul Raedle) Vocabulary Trainer
Vbox Helper Application File Aladdin Knowledge Systems

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