EBO File Extension

EBO file icon
Microsoft Reader EBook Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Popularity
    5 (2 votes)

What is EBO file?

Full format name of files that use EBO extension is Microsoft Reader EBook Format. Microsoft Reader EBook Format format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Files with EBO extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. EBO file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. Microsoft Reader is by far the most used program for working with EBO files. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Reader software, but also about EBO and other supported file formats.

Programs which support EBO file extension

Programs that can handle EBO files are as follows. EBO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support EBO file

How to open file with EBO extension?

Being unable to open files with EBO extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with EBO files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EBO files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Reader software

Problems with opening and working with EBO files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EBO files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Reader and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support EBO files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Reader installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Reader to the latest version

If the problems with opening EBO files still occur even after installing Microsoft Reader, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Reader is available. 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 EBO files are not compatible with Microsoft Reader. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Reader.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Reader EBook Format files with Microsoft Reader

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate EBO files with latest version of Microsoft Reader you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the EBO file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Reader is installed, check the Always use this app to open EBO files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected EBO file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Reader and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with EBO extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EBO file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The EBO may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the EBO is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. EBO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with EBO extension is complete and error-free

If the EBO 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. It could happen the the download process of file with EBO 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.

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 Microsoft Reader

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Reader EBook 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 EBO files.

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