BSON File Extension

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BSON Binary JSON
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    10gen
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    2.5 (2 votes)

What is BSON file?

Full format name of files that use BSON extension is BSON Binary JSON. BSON Binary JSON specification was created by 10gen. BSON file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. BSON file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing BSON files is MongoDB. MongoDB software was developed by 10gen, and on its official website you may find more information about BSON files or the MongoDB software program.

Programs which support BSON file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with BSON extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BSON files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to BSON Binary JSON files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BSON files.

Step 1. Download and install MongoDB

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BSON files is that no program that can handle BSON files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the MongoDB developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download MongoDB installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit 10gen website and download from their official repositories.

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

You still cannot access BSON files although MongoDB 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. The reason that MongoDB cannot handle files with BSON may be that the software is outdated.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 MongoDB.

Step 3. Associate BSON Binary JSON files with MongoDB

After installing MongoDB (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BSON files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the BSON with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where MongoDB is installed, check the Always use this app to open BSON files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BSON extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select MongoDB and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BSON extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the BSON 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 BSON file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the BSON file for viruses or malware

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

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

Did you receive the BSON 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. When downloading the file with BSON extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the BSON Binary JSON file.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with BSON Binary JSON files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the BSON files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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