Opening SKB files

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

What is a SKB file?

Files that contain the .skb file extension are most commonly associated with the Google SketchUp software application. The SKB files that are used by Google SketchUp contain backup files of 3-D models that have been created with the SketchUp software.

When the SketchUp software application creates a back-up copy of a file using the program's auto-save feature, the backup file is given the .skb extension. The .skp extension is the extension given to the original copy of the Google SketchUp file. The SKB files allow a user to restore an SKP file if the original SKP file becomes lost, corrupt or accidentally deleted.

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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