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What is an FPBF File?

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Question: What is an FPBF File?

Did you find an FPBF file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you an FPBF file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the FPBF file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open an FPBF file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .FPBF file extension refers to.

Answer: A file with the FPBF file extension is a Finder Backup Burnable Archive file.

Other types of files may also use the FPBF file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .FPBF extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open an FPBF File:

The easiest way to open an FPBF file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the FPBF file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit FPBF files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

FPBF files can be opened with Apple's Finder and Disk Utility. Some FPBF files may also open with Adobe Photoshop.

If you know anything else useful about FPBF files, please let me know so I can update this page.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the FPBF file. Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with FPBF files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the FPBF file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open FPBF files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert an FPBF File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert an FPBF file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the FPBF file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course if you don't have a program that opens FPBF files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the FPBF file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using an FPBF File?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the FPBF file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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