Opening PBF files

Did your computer fail to open a PBF file? We explain what PBF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PBF files.

What is a PBF file?

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.

The .pbf file extension is also used for Turtle Beach Pinnacle bank files, Grand Prix Legends BMAP (Bitmap) files, PBook e-book format files, Portable bitmap format files and Sprite backup mobile device image files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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