8BI8 File Extension

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Photoshop Plug-in
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is 8BI8 file?

8BI8 filename suffix is mostly used for Photoshop Plug-in files. Photoshop Plug-in specification was created by Adobe Systems. 8BI8 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with 8BI8 extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 139 various file formats. Adobe Photoshop supports 8BI8 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe Photoshop software, but also about 8BI8 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support 8BI8 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with 8BI8 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. 8BI8 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

How to open file with 8BI8 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening 8BI8 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with 8BI8 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Photoshop

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening 8BI8 files is that no program that can handle 8BI8 files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Photoshop or one to the listed programs: Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Adobe Creative Suite. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Adobe Photoshop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Adobe Photoshop to the latest version

You still cannot access 8BI8 files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe Photoshop installed, it may not support 8BI8 format. The most recent version of Adobe Photoshop is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Photoshop Plug-in files with Adobe Photoshop

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 8BI8 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 8BI8 file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Photoshop is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 8BI8 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the 8BI8 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Adobe Photoshop and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 8BI8 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the 8BI8 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the 8BI8 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the 8BI8 file for viruses or malware

If the 8BI8 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the 8BI8 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the 8BI8 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the 8BI8 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the 8BI8 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open 8BI8 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Photoshop Plug-in files. It may be the case that the 8BI8 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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