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Informations about the BIB filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .bib filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .bib file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.bib - BibTeX Document

The BIB file is a Document file, which is connected to the BibTeX Document according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the BibTeX Document (.bib) files can be opened or converted with the help of teTeX.

Format description:
BIB format
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
BibTeX Bibliographic Reference
BibTeX Document Style
TeX Font
LaTeX Unsorted Index Data
LaTeX Index Generation Log
LaTeX Processed Index Data

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .bib file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .bib extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .bib files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .bib file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .bib file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .bib file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .bib file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .bib extension

The .bib filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .bib files.

bb, vib, ibb, fib, blb, bin, bif, bbi, nib, gib, bob, bkb, big, bi

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .bib file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .bib extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Blitz Basic Code
Apple Interface Builder Resources
Treepad Database Blob Data
EA Compressed Game Archive
Macbinary Encoded

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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