FB2 File Type

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What are FB2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FB2 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a FB2 file?

A .FB2 file is a FictionBook 2.0 eBook file.

Files that contain the .fb2 file extension are most commonly associated with FictionBook 2.0 files. The FB2 file format is an XML-based eBook format. In an FB2 file, XML is used to describe each element of the associated eBook. These eBooks can then be read on Windows, Unix, and Pocket PC platforms.

Unlike other eBook formats, the FB2 files consist of a single XML file. Almost all of the ebooks published in the FB2 file format are fictional. This particular eBook format originated in Russia.

How to open FB2 files

We have identified 3 FB2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of FB2 file.

Programs that open FictionBook 2.0 eBook files

STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerVerified
CalibreCalibreVerified
FBReaderFBReaderVerified

Last updated: May 23, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension FB2

While we know of one file format using the .FB2 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 .FB2 file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of FB2 files. Remember, different programs may use FB2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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NeverLand AlReaderNeverLand AlReaderUser submitted
Icecream Ebook ReaderIcecream Ebook ReaderUser submitted
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Haali ReaderHaali ReaderUser submitted
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