Opening BBB files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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