SNB file extension are used by e-book files for Shanda Bambook e-book reader. SNB files are designed to store e-books for used with Shanda e-reader.
Bambook e-reader debuted in China, and later was launched onto the US market. However, it didn’t gain much popularity in the West. The device was designed and created by Nut Shell Electronics. SNB files are native to Bambook e-reader and therefore devices from other manufacturers don’t support this format. SNB files can be, however, converted into other more popular formats, such as EPUB.
Programs that can handle SNB files are as follows. Files with SNB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing SNB may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SNB 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.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SNB files is that no program that can handle SNB files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Calibre and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SNB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Calibre website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening SNB files still occur even after installing Calibre, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Calibre is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Calibre cannot handle files with SNB may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Calibre.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SNB files with latest version of Calibre you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application 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 SNB file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SNB file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SNB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic SNB 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. When downloading the file with SNB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Shanda Bambook EBook file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SNB extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Shanda Bambook EBook files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SNB files.
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