BB file format description

Many people often share .bb files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bb files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bb files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bb files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bb file format.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bb - Blitz Basic Code

The BB development files are related to BlitzBasic. 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
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Aliases:ab2, bb2

Blitz Basic Code related extensions:

  • tph Turbo Pascal Help
  • lpg Sharp Ladder Logic Program File
  • cosf Scilab ASCII Diagram
  • pyr Python Repository
  • kcl Kyoto Common LISP Source Code
  • rbd Xilinx ISE BitGen Expected Readback Data

.bb - GCOV BB Data

The BB development files are related to GNU Compiler Collection. 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.

Application:GNU Compiler Collection
Category:Development files
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GCOV BB Data related extensions:

  • vscontent Visual Studio Content Data
  • vlib Verilog Library
  • f GCC Flags Data
  • ccxml CCXML Document
  • exprwdhomepg Microsoft Expression Web Home Page
  • ck ChucK Source Code

.bb - DVIPDFM Output Data

The BB data files are related to dvipdfm. The BB file is a DVIPDFM Output Data. The DVIPDFM program generates a PDF file from a DVI file.

Category:Data files
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DVIPDFM Output Data related extensions:

  • bps BatchPhoto Script
  • ccp CloneCD Profile
  • mb1 Math Blaster 1 Data
  • pst STAR-CD v3 Results Data
  • fcs Rapidform Polygon Faces Data
  • ecb EccoPro Database Backup

.bb - Papyrus Database Backup

The BB data files are related to Papyrus. 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
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Papyrus Database Backup related extensions:

  • bib Papyrus Database
  • flb Papyrus Format Library
  • sysml Systems Modeling Language Document

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .bb file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .bb extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .bb files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .bb files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .bb file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .bb file

To set the .bb file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .bb file association. Many applications can open .bb files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .bb file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bf, bg, bh, bn, bv, fb, gb, hb, nb, vb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bb filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bb:

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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