BOE File Extension

BOE file icon
Microsoft Outlook Express Backup
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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    5 (1 votes)

What is BOE file?

BOE filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Outlook Express Backup files. Microsoft Outlook Express Backup format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. BOE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with BOE extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. ZipZag supports BOE files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Gabriel Valentin Cristescu developer not only will you find detailed information about theZipZag software, but also about BOE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BOE file extension

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

Programs that support BOE file

How to open file with BOE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BOE files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BOE 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. Download and install ZipZag

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BOE files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install ZipZag or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Outlook Express. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download ZipZag installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Gabriel Valentin Cristescu website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of ZipZag and update if needed

You still cannot access BOE files although ZipZag is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that ZipZag cannot handle files with BOE may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of ZipZag should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BOE files to ZipZag

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BOE files with latest version of ZipZag you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the BOE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 ZipZag is installed, check the Always use this app to open BOE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BOE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BOE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the BOE file is complete and free of errors

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 BOE file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the BOE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BOE 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 scanner detected that the BOE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the BOE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BOE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Outlook Express Backup file.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Outlook Express Backup files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BOE files affecting older versions of given software.

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