SKB File Type

- The quick facts

What are SKB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SKB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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.

How to open SKB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SKB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SKB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different SKB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

SketchUpSketchUpUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
SketchBook ProSketchBook ProUser submitted
KnowItAll Informatics SystemKnowItAll Informatics SystemUser submitted
AutoSketchAutoSketchUser submitted
Sierra Home ArchitectSierra Home ArchitectUser submitted
Visma SkattVisma SkattUser submitted

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