SNB File Extension

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Shanda Bambook EBook
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    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3.1 (10 votes)

What is SNB file?

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.

Additional information

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 which support SNB file extension

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.

Programs that support SNB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with SNB extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Calibre

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.

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

If the problems with opening SNB files still occur even after installing Calibre, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.

Step 3. Assign Calibre to SNB files

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

  • Clicking the SNB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Calibre installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SNB files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SNB file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SNB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the SNB 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 SNB file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the SNB in question is not infected with a computer virus

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.

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

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.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Shanda Bambook EBook file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Calibre

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.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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.

Conversion of a SNB file

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