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BAND File Extension

GarageBand Project Format
  • Developer
    Apple
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  • Popularity
    3.3 (6 votes)

What is BAND file?

Full format name of files that use BAND extension is GarageBand Project Format. Apple defined the GarageBand Project Format format standard. Files with BAND extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. BAND file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. Apple GarageBand supports BAND files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Apple GarageBand was created by Apple, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and BAND files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support BAND file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support BAND files. Files with BAND suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BAND file

How to open file with BAND extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BAND files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GarageBand Project Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Apple GarageBand

Install software to open BAND file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BAND files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apple GarageBand or different compatible program, such as Apple Logic Pro. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apple GarageBand website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Apple GarageBand and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BANDIf you already have Apple GarageBand installed on your systems and BAND files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Apple GarageBand cannot handle files with BAND may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Apple GarageBand.

Step 3. Associate GarageBand Project Format files with Apple GarageBand

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BAND files with latest version of Apple GarageBand you have installed 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 BAND file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BAND file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Apple GarageBand is installed, check the Always use this app to open BAND files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BAND file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BAND file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Apple GarageBand and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BAND extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the BAND for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BAND file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BAND file for viruses
1. Verify that the BAND in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BAND file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the BAND file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic BAND file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the BAND 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the GarageBand Project Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Apple GarageBand

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with GarageBand Project Format files. It may be the case that the BAND files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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