BM file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xbm - X Bitmap Image

The XBM graphic files are related to XnView. The XBM file is an X Bitmap image. XBM is an image format used by the X Window System. It can be created and manipulated using any text editor, and can be included in a C language source file.

Graphic files
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bitmap, bm
X Bitmap Image related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

.vbm - Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image

The VBM graphic files are related to Recoil. The VBM file is a Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image. The Commodore 128 (C128) is the last 8-bit home computer that was commercially released by Commodore Business Machines (CBM).

Graphic files
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Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image related extensions:
Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap
Commodore Amiga Continuous Bitmap Image
Commodore 64 AFLI-editor Image

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

Can't open a .bm 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 .bm file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bh, bj, bk, bl, bn, fm, gm, hm, mb, nm, vm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Sound Forge Batch Job
Adobe FrameMaker Document
Autodesk Maya 3D Binary Scene
Mathematica Binary File
MapBasic Source Code
Binary Linework TIFF Image

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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