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SIB File Extension

Sibelius Score
  • Developer
    Sibelius
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    3.2 (13 votes)

What is SIB file?

Files with SIB extension are created by Sibelius application. SIB files contains a sheet music document. Music notation can be created using MIDI devices or other software tools. Sibelius is the most advanced music notation tool on the market, and it allows users to play music, print sheet music, or publish created music score on the internet.

Sibelius tool

Sibelius has been actively developed since 1986. First version of Sibelius was written in assembly language on RISC Acorn operating system and released in 1993. Sibelius 7 was distributed on 3,5” floppy disks. Since it was written in assembly language, it was very fast and offered many cutting-edge features, including GUI with mouse support.

Modern versions of Sibelius are praised for its functionality, ease of use, and swift performance. The application won two best software awards, one in 2005 and the other in 2006.

Exporting SIB files

Sibelius SIB files may easily be exported to the popular MID format.

Programs which support SIB file extension

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

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

Updated: 04/09/2020

How to open file with SIB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SIB files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Sibelius Score files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Sibelius

Install software to open SIB file Problems with opening and working with SIB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SIB files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Sibelius developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 Sibelius website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension SIBIf the problems with opening SIB files still occur even after installing Sibelius, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Sibelius is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why SIB files are not compatible with Sibelius. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Sibelius.

Step 3. Associate Sibelius Score files with Sibelius

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SIB files with latest version of Sibelius you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with SIB file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SIB file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Sibelius is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SIB files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SIB file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SIB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SIB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the SIB is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SIB file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check SIB file for viruses
1. Verify that the SIB in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the SIB 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. If the SIB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic SIB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with SIB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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 Sibelius

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

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 Sibelius Score files. It may be the case that the SIB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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