BON file format description

Many people often share .bon files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bon files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bon files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bon files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bon file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bon - Binary Object Notation Document

The BON file is a Binary Object Notation Document. BON is a binary format for serializing data for storage or communication.

Data files
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Binary Object Notation Document related extensions:
WinFlash Flashcard Source (new)
BrilliantPhoto Photo Library
RMCProfile Bragg Profile Output Data
Mac OS X Finder News Location Data
MapShots Model Data
Nitro Basic File Palette

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

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

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bin, bkn, bln, bn, bo, bob, bog, boh, bom, bpn, fon, non, obn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bon filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bon:

BSC Intermediate Object
C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
Opera Encoder Data
Hitachi Ladder Editor Force File
Unreal Tournament Shader Cache
Mac OS X Bill of Materials File

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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