PBP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PBP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PBP files.

What is a PBP file?

The .pbp file extension is used by the Sony PSP portable game play device. The files that contain the .pbp file extension usually contain the firmware update image files that are used to update the PSP device's firmware. The .pbp file extension may also be used for files that install different games onto the PSP device.

In some cases a person will want to modify, "jailbreak" or "hack" the firmware of the gaming device itself. In instances such as these, the file that is used to do accomplish this task may also be saved with the .pbp file suffix.

How to open PBP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PBP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PBP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PBP

While we know of one file format using the .PBP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PBP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WinFAMWinFAMUser submitted
PureBasicPureBasicUser submitted
ProfilerProfilerUser submitted
Eunomia Process BuilderEunomia Process BuilderUser submitted
Paquet BuilderPaquet BuilderUser submitted
PPSSPPPPSSPPUser submitted
ExpressFiles ApplicationExpressFiles ApplicationUser submitted
MicroCode StudioMicroCode StudioUser submitted
PSP BrewPSP BrewUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PBP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PBP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!