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Details of extension .bb

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .bb file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .bb file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .bb files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 4 file formats associated with this file extension!

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bb file - Blitz Basic Code

Blitz Basic Code

The BB file is a Blitz Basic, Blitz3D or Blitz Plus code. The .bb suffix was originally created for the Blitz BASIC language for the AMIGA computers by ACID SOFTWARE from New Zealand. It represents an encoded Blitz BASIC source code. Actually it has ported to WINDOWS from BLITZ RESEARCH, the new ACID SOFTWARE brand and it is a plain text WINDOWS file.
Category: Development files
Application: BlitzBasic
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
ab2, bb2
Related extensions:
.dca Visual Basic Active Designer Cache
.swt Visual Basic Setup Wizard Template
.xpb XPB! Basic Source Code
.emcl microC Library
Links:
bb file - GCOV BB Data

GCOV BB Data

The BB file is a GCOV BB Data. The .bb and .bbg files are generated when the source file is compiled with the GCC -ftest-coverage option. The .bb file contains a list of source files (including headers), functions within those files, and line numbers corresponding to each basic block in the source file.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.fpc FreePascal Compiler Makefile
.a43 IAR System MSP430 Target Application
.pp FreePascal Source Code
.ewt IAR System Project Backup
Links:
-
bb file - Papyrus Database Backup

Papyrus Database Backup

The BB file is a Papyrus Database Backup. Papyrus is a full-featured, highly customizable bibliography database system, with additional features for organizing your notes, quotations, and graphic images.
Category: Data files
Application: Papyrus
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.flb Papyrus Format Library
.bib Papyrus Database
Links:
-
bb file - DVIPDFM Output Data

DVIPDFM Output Data

The BB file is a DVIPDFM Output Data. The DVIPDFM program generates a PDF file from a DVI file.
Category: Data files
Application: dvipdfm
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.xbb DVIPDFMx Output File
Links:
-

The .bb file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .bb extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .bb file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.bf Cryo BF Game Data
.nb Corel WordPerfect Notebook
.gb Vector NTI DNA Data
.vb Virtual Boy ROM
.bn NewsRoom Document
.bg Backgammon for Windows Saved Game

The .bb extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .bb filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

bf (1), nb (1), gb (1), vb (1), bn (1), bg (1), hb (1), bv (1), fb (1), bh (1)

Having trouble opening a .bb file?

If you want to open a .bb file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .bb association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bb

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android