The File Extensions Database


.BBS File Extension

  • Category: Text Files

What is an .BBS file?

.BBS is Bulletin Board System Text

Text stored and displayed by an online bulletin board system (BBS); typically a standard text file that can be accessed by users who connect to the bulletin board using BBS software.

How to solve problems with BBS files

  • Associate the BBS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BBS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BBS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BBS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BBS is Bulletin Board System Text. Because only the current version supports the latest BBS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .BBS is Bulletin Board System Text update.
  • To make sure that your BBS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.