BLUEBUTTON file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bluebutton - VA Blue Button Data

The BLUEBUTTON data files are related to VA Blue Button. The BLUEBUTTON file is a VA Blue Button Data. The VA Blue Button feature of My HealtheVet makes it easy for Veterans to access and download a copy of their VA health records.

VA Blue Button
Data files
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VA Blue Button Data related extensions:
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .bluebutton file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bluebutton files. Be especially cautious with .bluebutton files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bluebutton 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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