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Details of extension .big

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .big file?
  • Which program can create the .big file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .big format?
  • What can convert .big files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .big extension?
EA Compressed Game Archive .big file icon

EA Compressed Game Archive

BIG file is a Compressed Game Archive from Electronic Arts. BIG files used by Command and Conquer: Generals and BFME.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: FinalBIG
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Unreal Tournament 2003 Map File
Project Snowblind Game Data
Warcraft 3 Map
Unreal Tournament 2004 Package
CoD2 Game Data
CoD2 Fast File
Warcraft 3 Replay
Cartes Michelin Image .big file icon

Cartes Michelin Image

BIG file is a Cartes Michelin Image.
Detailed description not available
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .big file extension. If you have helpful information about .big extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Backgammon for Windows Saved Game
BKG Backgammon Game Data
CDRWIN Binary Data File
C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
BgInfo Configuration
Tascam Gigastudio Instrument
Windows Binary Performance Log
Xilinx Bitstream Data

The .big filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

nig (1), bg (1), hig (1), fig (1), bog (1), bkg (1), biv (1), bin (1), bib (1), vig (1), bgi (1), ig (1), gig (1), bug (1), blg (1)

Can't open a .big file?

If you want to open a .big file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .big association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.big

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 whith 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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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