What are PBP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PBP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PBP files.
What is a PBP file?
PBP files have multiple uses, and Sony PlayStation Portable Firmware is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Sony PlayStation Portable Firmware
These files contain updates for 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 used to accomplish this task may also be saved with the .pbp file suffix.
How to open PBP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the PBP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PBP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PBP openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PBP
While Sony PlayStation Portable Firmware is a popular type of PBP-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .PBP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Phoenix Visual Designer Project
We know that one PBP format is Phoenix Visual Designer Project. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one PBP format is PowerBASIC Project. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
PBP opener for Windows
We have identified one PBP opener that is compatible with this specific type of PBP file.
PowerBuilder Trace Profile
We know that one PBP format is PowerBuilder Trace Profile. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
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