What is a .VBK File And How To Open It – Vital Source Technologies (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vbk extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .vbk file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .VBK file?

The file extension .VBK stands for VitalSource eBook. The developer of this file extension is Vital Source Technologies. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a eBook related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vbk file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .VBK file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .VBK file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .vbk file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VitalSource Bookshelf.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VBK file

2. The second 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 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 VitalSource Bookshelf software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .VBK file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .vbk file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VitalSource Bookshelf software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VBK 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 VitalSource Bookshelf software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .VBK file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vbk file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

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

First of all you need to locate 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 VitalSource Bookshelf software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .VBK file on iOS

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vbk file on iOS in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files 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: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. The other software that opens the .vbk file on iOS is VitalSource Bookshelf. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .VBK file?

If you cannot open the .VBK file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .VBK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vbk – Veeam Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .VBK file with the VitalSource Bookshelf program on Windows, VitalSource Bookshelf program on Mac, VitalSource Bookshelf software on Android and VitalSource Bookshelf software on iOS.