COLLAB file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.collab - Blackboard Collaborate Session Data

The COLLAB data files are related to Blackboard Collaborate. The COLLAB file is a Blackboard Collaborate Session Data. Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

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

Can't open a .collab 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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