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BIG file format description

Many people share .big files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .big file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .big files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.big - EA Compressed Game Archive

BIG file is a Compressed Game Archive from Electronic Arts. BIG files used by Command and Conquer: Generals and BFME.

.big file format description:
BIG format description not yet available
Game Data files
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EA Compressed Game Archive related links:
EA Compressed Game Archive related extensions:
RealFlight Archive
The Sims Sound File
Children of the Nile Tutorial Data
ScummVM OGG Sound
YS Flight Dynamic 3D Model
Infinity Engine 1.0 User Interface Description

.big - Cartes Michelin Image

BIG file is a Cartes Michelin Image.

.big file format description:
BIG format description not yet available
Graphic files
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Cartes Michelin Image related links:
Cartes Michelin Image related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .big file extension. Even harmful programs can create .big files. Be especially cautious with .big files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .big 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .big file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bg, gig, bog, bkg, bin, bib, bgi, ig, fig, blg, bit, bif, bi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Backgammon for Windows Saved Game
iSpy Event Data
Niagara Ax BOG FIle
CDRWIN Binary Data File
BgInfo Configuration
BSC Intermediate Object

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