.BIG File Extension

Electronic Arts
File Type:
Electronic Arts Game Data File

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

What is a BIG file?

Big file extension has Electronic Arts Game Data file type, developed by Electronic Arts, which is associated with the "game files" category.

This format is used for storing data files needed to run Electronic Arts video games. They contain important game assets in a compressed state to save space. Have a structure similar to .ELF files. 

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

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Electronic Arts
File Type:
Electronic Arts Game Data File
Game Files

How to open BIG file?

Double click the big 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 .big 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 big 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the big 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 BIG files

  • Windows Windows
    • FinalBIG FinalBIG
    • AssetCacheBuilder (assetcachebuilder.exe) AssetCacheBuilder (assetcachebuilder.exe)
    • Used by PlayStation hardware Used by PlayStation hardware

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 big file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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