IBOOKS File Extension

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Multi-Touch IBook
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What is IBOOKS file?

The .IBOOKS file extension is basically an eBook application program developed by Apple Corporation. This file format works for the OS X and iOS operating systems and devices. The format was released in conjunction with the launch of the iPad on January 27th, year 2010, and later was released for iPod Touch and iPhone in the mid of 2010 as a vital part of the iOS 4 upgrade.

The .IBOOKS file format is not a pre-loaded extension on the iOS devices, but users may install it for free from the iTunes store. In year 2013, the .IBOOKS file was officially provided with the OS X Mavericks.

Programs which support IBOOKS file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open IBOOKS files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with IBOOKS 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 IBOOKS file

How to open file with IBOOKS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IBOOKS files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with IBOOKS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IBOOKS files.

Step 1. Get the iBooks Author

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IBOOKS files is that no program that can handle IBOOKS files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install iBooks Author or one to the listed programs: iBooks. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IBOOKS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download iBooks Author installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Apple, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update iBooks Author to the latest version

If you already have iBooks Author installed on your systems and IBOOKS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that iBooks Author cannot handle files with IBOOKS 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 iBooks Author.

Step 3. Assign iBooks Author to IBOOKS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IBOOKS files with latest version of iBooks Author you have installed on your device. 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

  • Right-click the IBOOKS 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 iBooks Author installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IBOOKS files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IBOOKS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IBOOKS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IBOOKS for 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 IBOOKS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

Should it happed that the IBOOKS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IBOOKS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the IBOOKS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with IBOOKS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Multi-Touch IBook file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run iBooks Author

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

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

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

Conversion of a IBOOKS file

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