.JBX File Extension
Microsoft Play It! Music File
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What is a JBX file?
A JBX file is a song created in Microsoft Play It!, an electronic musical keyboard program included in Microsoft Plus! for Kids!. It contains data that can be used to play a song and/or sound effects in Microsoft Play It!. JBX files cannot be opened by other programs.
Microsoft Plus! was a series of Windows operating system enhancement programs that accompanied Windows 95, 98, and XP. Microsoft Plus! for Kids! was released in 1997 for use with Windows 95. Plus! for Kids! was designed to be used by children ages 3 to 12, to allow them to install kid-friendly desktop themes and use additional kid-friendly Windows programs.
One of the programs Plus! for Kids! included was Microsoft Play It!. Play It! was an electronic keyboard that allowed kids to create music and play sound effects. Play It! songs were saved as JBX files by default. They could also be exported as .MIDI files, though MIDI files did not save the sound effects children added to their songs.
How to open a JBX file
JBX files can be opened in Microsoft Play It!, which is included with Microsoft Plus! for Kids!. Because Plus! for Kids! is discontinued and was intended to be used with Windows 95, you may have trouble installing it in newer versions of Windows.