What is a .FB2 File And How To Open It – FictionBook (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .fb2 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .fb2 file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FB2 file?

The file extension .FB2 is from FictionBook 2.0 File.The creator of this file extension is FictionBook. The format of this file is text, and it is a eBook related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .fb2 file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .FB2 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .FB2 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .FB2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .fb2 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Icecream Ebook Reader software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Calibre, Cool Reader, Athenaeum, Geometer Plus FBReader and Icecream Ebook Reader software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FB2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Icecream Ebook Reader software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FB2 file on Mac

The .fb2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Calibre software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FB2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Calibre software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FB2 file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .fb2 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Calibre, Cool Reader, KDE Okular and Geometer Plus FBReader software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FB2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Calibre software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .FB2 file on Android

To open the .fb2 file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .FB2 file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Cool Reader software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the Cool Reader software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .FB2 file?

If you are still unable to open the .FB2 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FB2 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fb2k-component – Foobar2000, .fbc – Ancestry.com, .fbf – Promosoft, .fbk – Autodesk, .fbk – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .FB2 file with the Icecream Ebook Reader, Calibre, Cool Reader, Athenaeum, Geometer Plus FBReader programs on Windows, Calibre program on Mac, Calibre, Cool Reader, KDE Okular, Geometer Plus FBReader software on Linux and Cool Reader software on Android.