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What are XNB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XNB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your XNB files.

What is an XNB file?

An .XNB file is an XNA Framework Content Pipeline Binary Data file.

These files are created by Microsoft XNA, a freeware set of .NET tools and a runtime environment that Microsoft developed for video game development. XNB is a serialization format capable of representing .NET objects. It can be used to store any kind of object but comes with common definitions for textures, sound samples, 3D models, fonts, and other game data.

How to open XNB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the XNB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your XNB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: July 8, 2022

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