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SB2 File Extension

SerialBox Serial Numbers Package Format

What is SB2 file?

In files with the .SB2 extension, data packets containing serial numbers used by the SerialBox web application are stored. These packets can be used to unlock other companies' software protected by serial keys, however, such actions are generally against the law. The database of serial numbers stored within .SB2 files offers a variety of features including:

  • data compression,
  • additional metadata with file information, such as system identifiers,
  • organizational data, for example, information about developers or program categories,
  • encrypted file versions with certificates,
  • links to software or information about it.

The .SB2 file format was first released in 2005 and is not backward compatible with its predecessor.

It contains information about the version of the serial number database, including its release date and a specially prepared welcome message. It may also include a wishlist and certificate information - the expiry date of the certificate.

Secure Encrypted Files with a Certificate

Thanks to the encryption of .SB2 files, users can be assured that they originate from the correct source. Reading these files requires the use of the appropriate certificate, which is only valid for a specified period. Information about the expiry date of the certificate is also recorded in the .SB2 files. Certificates also protect against opening files that have been subjected to unauthorized modification or have been damaged.

Programs which support SB2 file extension

The following listing features SB2-compatible programs. Files with SB2 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 SB2 file

Updated: 05/07/2024

How to open file with SB2 extension?

Being unable to open files with SB2 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with SB2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Scratch

Install software to open SB2 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SB2 files is that no program that can handle SB2 files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Scratch or different compatible program, such as Snap!, Retro Converter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Scratch installed is by going to developer’s website (MIT Media Lab) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Scratch and update if needed

Update software that support file extension SB2If the problems with opening SB2 files still occur even after installing Scratch, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Scratch is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SB2 files are not compatible with Scratch. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Scratch.

Step 3. Assign Scratch to SB2 files

If you have the latest version of Scratch installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SB2 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SB2 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the SB2 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Scratch installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SB2 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with SB2 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SB2 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 Scratch and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SB2 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the SB2 is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SB2 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check SB2 file for viruses
1. The SB2 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SB2 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SB2 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the SB2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with SB2 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic SB2 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with SB2 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the SerialBox Serial Numbers Package Format file.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SB2 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SerialBox Serial Numbers Package Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SB2 files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a SB2 file

File Conversions from SB2 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to SB2 file
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