Files with fb2 extension can be usually found as e-books, in XML based FictionBook format popular in Russia.

There is one other file type using
the FB2 file extension!

empty icon.fb2 - FAWAVE binary data

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Software that open fb2 file

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FB2 file extension - FictionBook e-Book

What is fb2 file? How to open fb2 files?

File type specification:

E-book file type icon E-book file type

File extension fb2 is used for an eBook format developed in Russia.

The files are in the XML format. FB2 file format is designed for mainly fictional literature.

You can easily open and view fb2 files using various e-book readers as the format is well-supported nowadays.

This fb2 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: March 24, 2024

The default software associated to open fb2 file:

FictionBook picture or screenshot

FictionBook  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Dmitry Gribov

FictionBook is a set of tools used to create electronic versions of fiction books, suitable for reading on a variety of devices and is easily managed in the library.

FictionBook Tools picture or screenshot

FictionBook Tools  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Mike Matsnev

FB Tools provide a few utilities to simplify handling FB2 documents on PC.

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Help how to open:

This e-book type is nowadays supported in most e-book viewers.

How to convert:

You can convert *.fb2 e-books to several other e-book formats with a proper conversion utility.

Find conversions from fb2 file:

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fb2 to pdf

fb2 to txt

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 31 2E
ASCII code: ?xml version=

Related links:

FictionBook 2.0 specification

FB Writer download

Haali Reader - a book reader for Windows CE

List of software applications associated to the .fb2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open fb2 file, edit fb2 file, convert fb2 file, view fb2 file, play fb2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting fb2 files.

Software that open fb2 file - FictionBook e-Book

Programs supporting the exension fb2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about FictionBook Tools for open fb2 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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