NBM File Extension

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NetBeans Module
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    Oracle
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    2.4 (5 votes)

What is NBM file?

NBM is a file extension commonly associated with NetBeans Module files. NetBeans Module format was developed by Oracle. Files with NBM extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with NBM extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Users are advised to use NetBeans software for managing NBM files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named NetBeans was created by Oracle Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and NBM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support NBM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with NBM files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with NBM 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 NBM file

How to open file with NBM extension?

Problems with accessing NBM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with NBM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install NetBeans software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NBM files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download NetBeans and install it on your device. 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 NetBeans installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Oracle Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of NetBeans

You still cannot access NBM files although NetBeans 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. This can be one of the causes why NBM files are not compatible with NetBeans. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using NetBeans.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NBM files to NetBeans

After installing NetBeans (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NBM files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NBM file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where NetBeans is installed, check the Always use this app to open NBM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NBM file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 NBM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the NBM for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NBM file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

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

If you obtained the problematic NBM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 NBM 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NBM extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with NetBeans Module files. It may be the case that the NBM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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