BSON file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bson - Binary JSON Data

The BSON data files are related to bsontools. The BSON file is a Binary JSON Data. BSON is a bin­ary-en­coded seri­al­iz­a­tion of JSON-like doc­u­ments.

Data files
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Binary JSON Data related extensions:
PLINK Rare Genotype List File
kHED 3D Model Data
AQUA Hydrogen Bond Distance Restraints Violations Data
WaveThunder WAV Shadow Data
JetAudio Skin
BricsCAD Script

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

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

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

bon, bsn, bso, son

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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SBStudio II Song
Binary Object Notation Document
SWAT Basin Input Data
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D TR-55 Detention Basin Storage 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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