PFB File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PFB file?

PFB is an acronym for Printer Font Binary. Files that contain the .pfb file extension usually store Adobe Type 1 fonts that are used for the Windows operating system.

PFB files are similar to PFA files, but unlike PFA files, PFB files have been encoded in a binary file format and are encrypted.

To open the PFB file you must have the associated PFM file that is stored in the same system Fonts folder as the PFB file.

The DESQview software application has also been reported to use the .pfb file extension for files that are referenced by the program.

How to open PFB 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 PFB for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PFB

While we know of one file format using the .PFB 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 .PFB file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe Type ManagerAdobe Type ManagerUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager for NTAdobe Type Manager for NTUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTAdobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTUser submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager DeluxeAdobe Type Manager DeluxeUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
Prefab3DPrefab3DUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
GraphicsMagickGraphicsMagickUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PFB-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 PFB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!