I cannot open a BSON file. What should I do? Help!

Virtually anyone has encountered some problems with opening unknown files while working on a computer. It can be very frustrating. Yet such problems, not only with BSON files, can be addressed in a standard way. Follow the steps below and we can guarantee that your problem with opening BSON will be resolved!

BSON File Extension

  • File type BSON Binary JSON
  • File developer 10gen
  • File category Web Files
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What is a(n) BSON file?

An Internet file with the extension .BSON is used to migrate data via the internet and to represent associative arrays and simple data structures in the MongoDB database. Due to JavaScript object notation and JSON association, it can be used in C ++, JAVA, LISP, PHP, ActionScript and Haskell among others.


How to open BSON file?

If given user account does not have necessary permissions to open files with BSON extension, it is highly probable that no program that supports given files is installed on the users’ system. Below is a list of actions user should pursue in order to resolve most common problems.

Step 1. Download and install application that supports BSON files

After the application has been installed, the system should automatically open BSON files with given application. Below is the list of relevant programs along with operating systems they are available for:

Programs that support BSON files

Windows programs

Step 2. Verify whether BSON files are associated with appropriate software

It is possible that an application that supports BSON files is not associated with such files. In such case, the program should by manually associated with BSON files (right-click on the file icon → PropertiesGeneral Tab → In submenu "Open with" and click on "Change" button. System will display a list of suggested programs that support BSON files. Choose the application by checking the box "Always use the selected application to open this kind of files". System will store this information in its registry and use it to open BSON files with the selected program.

Changing BSON file association in registry

File association for BSON files can be edited manually by editing appropriate entry in Windows System Registry. However, it is discouraged as it may introduce errors to registry if not done properly and may even damage the system.

Step 3. Check BSON file for other errors

  • BSON file was not copied properly from storage medium.
  • Antivirus application prevents opening BSON files. In that case it is recommended to exercise extreme caution and recover or delete infected BSON file. It is also advised to scan the entire system for malicious software and viruses with antivirus software.
  • For BSON files downloaded from the internet it is advised to check if the file has been downloaded completely and is not corrupted. If not, the file should be re-downloaded.

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