8BI File Extension

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Photoshop Plug-in

What is 8BI file?

8BI filename suffix is mostly used for Photoshop Plug-in files. 8BI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with 8BI extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 139 various file formats. The most popular program for handling 8BI files is Adobe Photoshop, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. Software named Adobe Photoshop was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and 8BI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support 8BI file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with 8BI files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. 8BI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support 8BI file

How to open file with 8BI extension?

Being unable to open files with 8BI extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with 8BI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Photoshop

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 8BI files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Photoshop or one to the listed programs: PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Creative Suite. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support 8BI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe Photoshop installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop

You still cannot access 8BI files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Adobe Photoshop installed, it may not support 8BI format. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open 8BI files to Adobe Photoshop

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 8BI files with latest version of Adobe Photoshop you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 8BI file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe Photoshop is installed, check the Always use this app to open 8BI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected 8BI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 8BI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the 8BI is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the 8BI file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The 8BI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the 8BI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. 8BI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with 8BI extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic 8BI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with 8BI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Photoshop Plug-in file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support 8BI files. Close all running programs and try opening the 8BI file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Photoshop Plug-in files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle 8BI files.

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