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.
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.
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.
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.
If 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.
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.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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