File Extension Library


.CBI File Extension

  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .CBI file?

.CBI file extension has been classified as Various data Files.

.CBI is IBM System/360 column binary formatted file

The cbi file extension is associated with the IBM System/360 mainframe computers, released in 1964. The IBM/360 column binary format is a standard for representing data as images of Hollerith punch cards.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cbi file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .CBI file on different platforms

Open .CBI File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CBI
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CBI file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CBI files" Press "Ok"

Open .CBI File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CBI file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CBI File on Linux

Right click on the .CBI file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CBI File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CBI file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CBI File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CBI files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CBI files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CBI files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CBI file format
  2. You need to check the .CBI file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)