Scenario: You have a B1 file on your computer that you need to open. You double-click on it as usual, expecting the program to load it, but unfortunately, nothing happens. You try again, but nothing happens. What can you do? Try these four simple methods to open a troublesome B1 file.
1st Method: Open It In Another Program.
When you double-click B1 files, your computer tries to open them with a program associated with B1 files. If there is no program associated with B1 files on your computer, the file will not open. To open the file, download one of the most popular B1 file-related programs such as 21st Century Mahjong, B1 Free Archiver, or Progress Database File.
Second Method: Take A Hint From The File Type.
The B1 file extension usually indicates that it is under the Compressed Files umbrella. However, if it is a different type of file, it may not open with one of the programs listed above. To find the file type, do the following:
- Right-click the file.
- Click Properties (Windows) or More Information (Mac).
- Find the file type under File Type (Windows) or Appearance (Mac).
3rd Method: Contact The Developer.
So, you have tried to use another program, you have confirmed the file type and your B1 file is still not opening. Even if these methods fail, you can still ask the software developer for help. Use the table below to find the developer for each of the programs mentioned above and contact them directly for assistance.
|21st Century Mahjong||Microsoft Developer|
|B1 Free Archiver||IT Management Group LTD|
|Progress Database File||Progress Software Corporation|
4th Method: Open It In A Universal File Viewer.
If the developer is unable to help, perhaps a universal file viewer. File Magic (Download) and similar programs are designed to open a wide variety of file formats, including B1 files. Some of them are incompatible and will only open in binary format. Download File Magic now to open B1 and hundreds of other file types with one program!