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GB File Extension

Game Boy ROM Format

What is GB file?

GB is a file extension commonly associated with Game Boy ROM Format files. GB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. GB file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1509 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Basic Boy software for managing GB files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support GB file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support GB files. GB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support GB file

How to open file with GB extension?

Problems with accessing GB may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with GB 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 GB files.

Step 1. Download and install Basic Boy

Install software to open GB file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GB files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Basic Boy or different compatible program, such as BGB, gnuboy, Visual Boy Advance. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Basic Boy installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Basic Boy and update if needed

Update software that support file extension GBIf the problems with opening GB files still occur even after installing Basic Boy, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Basic Boy is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GB files are not compatible with Basic Boy. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Basic Boy.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GB files to Basic Boy

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

Associate software with GB file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the GB file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Basic Boy is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GB files and clicking OK.
Associate software with GB file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GB 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 Basic Boy and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GB 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 GB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check GB file for viruses
1. The GB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the GB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the GB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the GB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the GB 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Basic Boy

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Game Boy ROM Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GB files.

Conversion of a GB file

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