NB File Type

- The quick facts

What are NB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NB 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 NB file?

NB files have multiple uses, and Mathematica Notebook is one of them.

Mathematica Notebook

NB stands for notebook, and these files are notebook files. Mathematica is an application created to support users, especially students and scientists, in scientific and mathematical computations and analysis.

Matematica allows users to view an interactive document, the results of the computation and analysis process. An interactive document usually consists of interactive user interface elements, pictures, text and its values, sounds and audio, and various functions. These interactive documents are also saved in .nb file format.

Notebook files are very similar to spreadsheets regarding their columns and rows.

How to open NB files

We have identified one NB opener that is compatible with this specific type of NB file.

Programs that open Mathematica Notebook files


Last updated: March 24, 2022

More file formats using the NB extension

Through our research of NB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • WordPerfect Notebook

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Wolfram CDF PlayerWolfram CDF PlayerUser submitted
NetBlanketNetBlanketUser submitted
Nota BeneNota BeneUser submitted

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