Files that contain the MB extension can be associated with multiple programs and applications and various different file types. The programs and applications include Autodesk Maya, Mathematica, MapBasic, Corel Paradox, and Kodak EasyShare.
MB file extensions that are related to Autodesk Maya are graphics file types that contain 3D geometric representations for Computer-Aided Design software. The files can contain 3D graphics, vector and raster graphic data, animations, and settings related to the Autodesk Maya application. Autodesk Maya is used to crate 3D models for video games as well as graphics used in motion pictures.
If MB files are created by Mathematica, the files are a binary file type which stores a variety of different data using ASCII coding. MB files that originate from Mathematica contain data related to computations and mathematical problems.
MB file extensions associated with MapBasic are a source code and script files which are made up of human readable ASCII text consisting of a basic programming language. In the case of Map Basic, the programming language is used to create objects using MapInfo Professional or MapInfo runtimes.
If MB files originate from Corel Paradox, the files contain data related to database management applications. The data can include text, graphs, charts, spreadsheet structures, formulas, font styles, colors, and other elements typically used in a database structure.
MB files related to Kodak EasyShare will contain thumbnails of images and photos to be used with the EasyShare software program. This type of MB file is basically a thumbnail cache that organizes photos taken with a Kodak digital camera.
How to Open MB Files
Since MB file extensions can originate from a variety of different programs, the best way to open the file is by double clicking on it to see if it automatically opens in the default application that is associated with it.
If you are unsure of what program created the file, you can right click on the file name and then choose Properties from the drop-down menu. Click on the Details tab to see if the program of origin is listed in the information. This may not always be the case, but sometimes you can identify the corresponding application that created the MB file using this method.
If the MB files are created by Mathematica, Kodak Easy Share, or Autodesk Maya, it is necessary to install the appropriate program to open and view a file with an MB extension. All three of these programs are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
MB files created by MapBasic can be opened using any text editing program, such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
If MB files are created by Corel Paradox, you can use the Corel Paradox program to open the files or Corel WordPerfect Office since Paradox is a member of this office suite of applications.