.BLOB File Extension

File Type:
Valve Steam Archive

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

What is a BLOB file?

Blob file extension has Valve Steam Archive file type, developed by Valve, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Valve’s Corporation online platform for software and game distribution – Steam – uses these files data files. They contain user registry data for the Steam client and information about application updates in the following files: ClientRegistry.blob and AppUpdateStats.blob accordingly. Generic BLOB files usually have the .BLB extension.

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

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File Type:
Valve Steam Archive
Settings Files

How to open BLOB file?

Double click the blob 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 .blob 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 blob 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 blob 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 BLOB 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 blob file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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