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BBC File Extension

BBC BASIC Data Format

What is BBC file?

BBC is a file extension commonly associated with BBC BASIC Data Format files. BBC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with BBC extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1205 various file formats. The most popular software that supports BBC files is BBC BASIC.

Programs which support BBC file extension

The following listing features BBC-compatible programs. Files with BBC 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 BBC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BBC extension?

Problems with accessing BBC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with BBC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install BBC BASIC software

Install software to open BBC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BBC files is that no program that can handle BBC files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the BBC BASIC developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BBC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading BBC BASIC installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update BBC BASIC to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BBCYou still cannot access BBC files although BBC BASIC is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why BBC files are not compatible with BBC BASIC. The most recent version of BBC BASIC is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate BBC BASIC Data Format files with BBC BASIC

If you have the latest version of BBC BASIC installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BBC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BBC file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the BBC file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the BBC BASIC installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BBC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BBC file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BBC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select BBC BASIC and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BBC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BBC is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BBC file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the BBC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the BBC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the BBC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BBC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with BBC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the BBC BASIC Data Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open BBC BASIC

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BBC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with BBC BASIC Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BBC files.

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