BOA file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.boa - BOA Constrictor Compressed Archive

The BOA archive files are related to BOA Constrictor. The BOA file is a BOA Constrictor Compressed Archive. The BOA Constrictor seems to be no longer supported.

BOA Constrictor
Archive files
0x42, 0x4f, 0x41 / BOA
BOA Constrictor Compressed Archive related extensions:
Titanium Backup Data
Document-Type Interchange Package
WeChat Applet Package
BZip2 Compressed Data
EGT SmartSense Archive
PowerDesk Pro Archive

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

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

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

ba, bia, bka, bla, bo, bow, box, boz, bpa, goa, noa, oa, oba, voa

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Blaise Datamodel
OpenAccess Database
BSC Intermediate Object
Scifer External Header Archive
StorageSync Backup Archive
VOACAP Area Calculation Data

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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