HOB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a HOB file?

The HOB file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the HOB file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the HOB file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about HOB files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open HOB 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 HOB for different purposes.

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!