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.mbp File Extension

Developer: Mobipocket
File type: Mobipocket Notes File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mbp. Files with the file extension .mbp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mbp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mbp file?

MBP files are Mobipocket Notes Files which contain the e-book notes the users created in an e-book such as corrections, annotations, drawings, as well as other important marks. MBP files do not contain the e-book itself; they just refer to the notes that the users marked while reading a certain e-book. E-books allow users to mark important notes while reading and those notes that are marked are usually saved using the MBP extension. Since these files are deeply associated with the e-book file as they are contained within an e-book, they are usually saved with the e-book too and are located in the same location the e-book file is saved into. These files are called Mobipocket Notes Files because they are usually produced by the Mobipocket Reader Desktop program, an application useful for electronically reading books and documents using the computer. MBP files are saved in binary format and can be opened using an MBP reader utility.

how to open a .mbp file?

Launch a .mbp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mbp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mbp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mbp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mbp file will open the correct application.

applications that open a .mbp file

MBP reader

MBP reader

Officially, Mobipocket Reader is the only eBook software recognized by Amazon as the right tool for pulling out metadata stored in an MBP file. The reader creates the supplementary file and saves eBook data into it whenever the user opens the file, edits the book title or author name, adds notes and highlights text, and bookmarks a page. Generally, Mobipocket eBooks are in MOBI or PRC format, which meets Open eBook specifications. Within the online community, however, independent developer Idleloop has created a separate MBP reader that extracts Kindle notes, bookmark links, and other meta-information from the associated file. However, recent changes in the way the Amazon Kindle app stores and secures eBook data, this unofficial MBP reader can't open encrypted EMBP and secured SMBP files. The surest way to access the user-defined metadata in MBP files is to open the eBook in the Mobipocket Reader.
Mobipocket Reader Desktop

Mobipocket Reader Desktop

Amazon offers desktop and mobile versions of its Mobipocket Reader, which opens eBooks in the proprietary MOBI and PRC formats. The software creates a supplementary MBP file where the eBook's metadata is stored in an encrypted file format. The file also saves user comments, highlighted passages, and bookmarked pages. Generally, people have mobile apps in their tablets and smartphones that they use to read eBooks. Others have used a Kindle or a Kobo to read eBooks and manage their virtual library. Users can also read their eBooks through the Mobipocket Reader Desktop client on their PC. This desktop application finds the eBook files in the computer, generates a visual line-up of book covers, and keeps an inventory of eBooks that have been downloaded and deleted. It scans the library for new titles and adds those into a virtual folder with the same name through a cloud-based file hosting account.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mbp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mbp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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