TBN file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.tbn - XBMC Thumbnail Image

The TBN graphic files are related to XBMC. The TBN file is a XBMC Thumbnail Image. An impressive feature of XBMC is its ability to display custom thumbnails (also known as an "icon") on most items displayed. You can assign thumbnails to folders, programs, music, videos, bookmarks, and of course pictures. Name the icon file the same as the file you would like it to display for with a .tbn extension ie: Transformers.avi, Transformers.tbn.

Graphic files
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XBMC Thumbnail Image related extensions:
XBMC Skin Archive
XBMC Smart Playlist

.tbn - 3DCG Binary Data

The TBN game data files are related to 3DCG. The TBN file is a 3DCG Binary Data. 3D Custom Girl (3DCG) is a game developed by TechArts3D for designing 3D models of female characters. The 3DCG seems to be no longer supported.

Game Data files
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3DCG Binary Data related extensions:
3DCG Mod File
3DCG Animation and Pose Data
3DCG Model Data

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

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

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

bn, btn, fbn, gbn, hbn, rbn, tb, tbb, tbg, tbh, tbm, tgn, thn, tn, tvn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

TeamBG Exported Data
Rhino 3D Toolbar Data
Sony-Ericsson Phone Flash Filesystem
LaTeX Table Generator Data
Infinity Engine TBG Data
BBEdit Markdown Text

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