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B File Extension

IBM Lotus Applause Batch List Format
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What is B file?

B is a file extension commonly associated with IBM Lotus Applause Batch List Format files. IBM Lotus Applause Batch List Format format was developed by IBM. B files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. B file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Lotus 1-2-3 supports B files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named Lotus 1-2-3 was created by IBM. In order to find more detailed information on the software and B files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support B file extension

The following listing features B-compatible programs. B files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support B file

How to open file with B extension?

Problems with accessing B may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with B files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Lotus 1-2-3 software

Install software to open B file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening B files is that no program that can handle B files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Lotus 1-2-3 or different compatible program, such as Lotus Domino, Lotus Organizer. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Lotus 1-2-3 website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Lotus 1-2-3 to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BIf you already have Lotus 1-2-3 installed on your systems and B files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why B files are not compatible with Lotus 1-2-3. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Lotus 1-2-3.

Step 3. Assign Lotus 1-2-3 to B files

If you have the latest version of Lotus 1-2-3 installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage B on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with B file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the B with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Lotus 1-2-3 installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open B files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with B file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the B file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Lotus 1-2-3 and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with B extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the B is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the B file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check B file for viruses
1. The B may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the B is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the B file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the B file’s structure is intact

If the B file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the B file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Lotus 1-2-3

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support B files. Close all running programs and try opening the B file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with IBM Lotus Applause Batch List Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the B files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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