PBF File Type

- The quick facts

What are PBF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PBF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PBF file?

PBF files have multiple uses, and Paragon Backup Format Image is one of them.

Paragon Backup Format Image

The .pbf file extension is most commonly associated with the Paragon backup and recovery application. The PBF files contain backup files that are stored in the proprietary Paragon format. These files can be used to restore individual computer files or entire hard drive contents in the event of data loss or corruption.

How to open PBF files

We have identified one PBF opener that is compatible with this specific type of PBF file.

Programs that open Paragon Backup Format Image files

Last updated: March 16, 2022

All known file formats using extension .PBF

While Paragon Backup Format Image is a popular type of PBF-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .PBF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

PowerBackup Archive File

We know that one PBF format is PowerBackup Archive File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

PBF opener for Windows

We have identified one PBF opener that is compatible with this specific type of PBF file.


More file formats using the PBF extension

Through our research of PBF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Portable Bitmap Format
  • ProtocolBuffer Binary Format Map Data
  • Sprite Backup Image
  • Turtle Beach Pinnacle Sound Bank File

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PBF files. Remember, different programs may use PBF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
PotplayerBitsPotplayerBitsUser submitted
PaintBuster ApplicationPaintBuster ApplicationUser submitted
PotplayerbitPotplayerbitUser submitted
Sprite ExplorerSprite ExplorerUser submitted
JetDraft Software Document SuiteJetDraft Software Document SuiteUser submitted
XMLplayer ApplicationXMLplayer ApplicationUser submitted
PureBasicPureBasicUser submitted
FUJIFILM MyFinePix StudioFUJIFILM MyFinePix StudioUser submitted

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