BBB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BBB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BBB files.

What is a BBB file?

The .bbb file format was developed by Research In Motion for their BlackBerry Desktop Manager software. This is a backup file format used by BlackBerry phones to create backup copies of stored data. These BBB files are normally created by the Mac OS X version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager when the user or the BlackBerry system needs to create copies of data that has been saved in the phone.BlackBerry Desktop Manager is a tool that synchronizes BlackBerry phones with desktop and laptop computers that are running on MS Windows or Mac OS X. A USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable is used to connect the BlackBerry phone to the computer, and this software provides a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for users to manipulate file transfer functions and other syncrhonization tools.BBB in this file format stands for BlackBerry Backup. These BBB files can be used to restore documents, contact information, calendar details and other pieces of data saved in the BlackBerry mobile phone. These .bbb files can also be used through the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for transmitting data to and from BlackBerry mobile handsets, and to restore the system of a BlackBerry phone.

How to open BBB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BBB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BBB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension BBB

While we know of one file format using the .BBB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BBB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of BBB files. Remember, different programs may use BBB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
BlackBerry Backup ExtractorBlackBerry Backup ExtractorUser submitted
phoneMinerphoneMinerUser submitted
BlackBerry Desktop SoftwareBlackBerry Desktop SoftwareUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
BeDraw7BeDraw7User submitted
ABC Amber BlackBerry ConverterABC Amber BlackBerry ConverterUser submitted
MagicBerry for BlackberryMagicBerry for BlackberryUser submitted
3B3BUser submitted
Oxygen Forensic SuiteOxygen Forensic SuiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BBB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BBB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!