.BIB File Extension

File Type:
BibTeX Bibliography Database

Having trouble opening .bib extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bib files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bib files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BIB file?

Bib file extension has BibTeX Bibliography Database file type, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Generated with LaTeX programs, the database file stores references, which are comprised into a list and formatted with BibTeX formatting. BIB file may contain bibliographies for articles, reports, book, research papers, and more. The file enables users to easily search for bibliographies as well as publish them via standard commands. BIB files are commonly used together with LaTeX (.TEX) documents.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
BibTeX Bibliography Database
Text Files

How to open BIB file?

Double click the bib file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bib extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bib extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bib file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BIB files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bib file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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