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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

The BIG game data files are related to FinalBIG. BIG file is a Compressed Game Archive from Electronic Arts. BIG files used by Command and Conquer: Generals and BFME.

Game Data files
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EA Compressed Game Archive related extensions:
City of Heroes Data
Unity 3D Model Archive
Unity Asset
Unity Whirld Package
Unity v4 Whirld Package
Transformers Game Data

.big - Cartes Michelin Image

The BIG graphic files are related to XnView. BIG file is a Cartes Michelin Image.

Graphic files
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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, bgi, bi, bib, bif, bin, bit, biv, bjg, bkg, blg, bog, fig, gig, ibg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

DROPS Simulator Drillbits Data
CDRWIN Binary Data File
C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
iSpy Event Data
Novell GroupWise Initialization File
PVVMUD Binary Object Geometry File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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