FB2 File

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 three 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: January 16, 2023

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.

Icecream Ebook ReaderIcecream Ebook ReaderVerified
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
NeverLand AlReaderNeverLand AlReaderUser submitted
Genius PDFGenius PDFUser submitted
Haali ReaderHaali ReaderUser submitted
Cool ReaderCool ReaderUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Foxit PDF ReaderFoxit PDF ReaderUser submitted
Hamster PDF ReaderHamster PDF ReaderUser submitted
ICE Book Reader Professional RussianICE Book Reader Professional RussianUser submitted

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