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BIB file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .bib file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .bib file?
  • What program do I need to open a .bib file?
  • How can the .bib file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .bib files to another format?

Table of Contents

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ BibTeX Document

BIB file is a BibTeX document. BibTeX is reference management software for formatting lists of references. The BibTeX tool is typically used together with the LaTeX document preparation system.
Category: Document files
Application: teTeX
Mime-type: application/x-bibtex
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BIB aliases:
BIB related links:
BIB related extensions:
ClarisWorks Document

Data Interchange Format

Microsoft Word Document

Lotus Word Pro Document

Microsoft Word for Macintosh Document

Revisable-Form Text

Ami Pro Document

LaTeX Document

Corel WordPerfect Document

Write Document

Other types of files may also use the .bib file extension.

🚫 The .bib file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bin, gib, vib, bb, nib, hib, fib, bob, bkb, bif, bbi, ibb, bub, blb, biv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Embarcadero InterBase Database File
CDRWIN Binary Data File
Graph-in-the-Box Chart
C64 Printfox/Pagefox Bitmap Image
VMware vSphere Installation Bundle Package
Veeam Incremental Backup Archive
Blitz Basic Code
Act! Blob Data
EA Compressed Game Archive
Windows CE Emulator Image

🔴 Can't open a .bib 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .bib file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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