alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .BBB

File description

BBB is short form of BlackBerry Backup. This file extension is used for backup files used by BlackBerry devices.

The type and amount of data stored in this file can vary and depends upon the preference of the person using backup. Generally there are two types of data stored in BBB file; the device configuration settings which are either done by the user or are set by the factory and the personal data of the person stored in BlackBerry device. If the data on the device is lost or is corrupted then BBB files are used by the device to restore either whole data or limited number of files.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .BBB file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .BBB extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .BBB file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .BBB file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Backup Files
Research In Motion
Last updated
July 16, 2014
File name: BlackBerry backup (post 2012) file
Programs that will open this file:
BlackBerry Backup Extractor BlackBerry Backup Extractor
BlackBerry Desktop Software BlackBerry Desktop Software
phoneMiner phoneMiner
Mac OS
Mac OS
ABC BlackBerry Converter ABC BlackBerry Converter
BlackBerry Desktop Manager BlackBerry Desktop Manager
The .BBB file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .BBB extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .BBB file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .BBB file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .BBB file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .BBB file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .BBB file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .BBB file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.