How to open FB2 files

Did your computer fail to open a FB2 file? We explain what FB2 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a FB2 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 operating platforms. Unlike other eBook formats, the FB2 files consist consist of just a single XML file.

Almost all of the eBooks that are published in the FB2 file format are fictional in nature. This particular eBook format originated in Russia, gaining popularity there before spreading out to other countries.

Software that will open, convert or fix FB2 files

These apps are known to open certain types of FB2 files. Since many different programs may use FB2 files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific FB2 file.

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with FB2-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!