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OBB File Extension

Android Opaque Binary Blob Format
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What is OBB file?

OBB file contains resources for Android app saved as non-transparent binary object – BLOB. OBB files are encrypted and commonly stored on a SD card of mobile device. Typically OBB files are saved in Android/data or Android/obb folder. OBB file format is us e d by Android system since version 2.3.

Single OBB file can be only used by a single application or shared by applications that have been granted access to it. Managing OBB is done via Android’s Storage Manager interface. If an OBB file is encrypted, only the application that created given file can decrypt it. It is adviced not to manually remove OBB files as it can have negative impact on application(s) that use the files.

Programs which support OBB file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with OBB files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with OBB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support OBB file

Updated: 12/11/2019

How to open file with OBB extension?

Problems with accessing OBB may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Android Opaque Binary Blob Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Google Play Developer Console software

Install software to open OBB file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OBB files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Google Play Developer Console or one to the listed programs: Google Android. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Google Play Developer Console website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Google Play Developer Console

Update software that support file extension OBBIf you already have Google Play Developer Console installed on your systems and OBB 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. If you have an older version of Google Play Developer Console installed, it may not support OBB format. The most recent version of Google Play Developer Console is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Android Opaque Binary Blob Format files with Google Play Developer Console

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

Associate software with OBB file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the OBB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Google Play Developer Console is installed, check the Always use this app to open OBB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with OBB file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OBB extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Google Play Developer Console and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OBB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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

Should it happed that the OBB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. OBB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the OBB 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. When downloading the file with OBB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Android Opaque Binary Blob Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Google Play Developer Console

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Android Opaque Binary Blob Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OBB files affecting older versions of given software.

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