File Extension Library

.TLB File Extension

  • Category: Text Files

What is an .TLB file?

.TLB file extension has been classified as Text Files.

.TLB is VAX Text Library

Contains a text-based library of information used by a VAX / VMS system

List of all softwares that can open the VAX Text Library
File Type 2:

OLE Type Library

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Misc Files Format: Binary

Contains user interface data for programs that support Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE); generated by Visual Basic when an OLE or ActiveX server is created and the "Remote Server Support Files" option is selected.

NOTE: The file stdole3.tlb my contain a Trojan virus, so it should not be opened.

List of all softwares that can open the OLE Type Library
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to Open .TLB file on different platforms

Open .TLB File on Windows

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

Open .TLB File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .TLB 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 .TLB File on Linux

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

Open .TLB File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .TLB 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 .TLB 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 .TLB files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .TLB files

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