8BL File Extension

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Photoshop Plug-in
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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  • Popularity
    4 (1 votes)

What is 8BL file?

8BL is a file extension commonly associated with Photoshop Plug-in files. Photoshop Plug-in format was developed by Adobe Systems. 8BL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. 8BL file belongs to the Plugin Files category just like 139 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Adobe Photoshop software for managing 8BL files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file. Adobe Photoshop software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about 8BL files or the Adobe Photoshop software program.

Programs which support 8BL file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support 8BL files. 8BL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support 8BL file

How to open file with 8BL extension?

Being unable to open files with 8BL extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with 8BL 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

Problems with opening and working with 8BL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with 8BL files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Photoshop or different compatible program, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Creative Suite. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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. Check the version of Adobe Photoshop and update if needed

If you already have Adobe Photoshop installed on your systems and 8BL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Adobe Photoshop cannot handle files with 8BL may be that the software is outdated. 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 you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage 8BL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the 8BL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe Photoshop installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open 8BL files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with 8BL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with 8BL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the 8BL for errors

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

1. Verify that the 8BL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the 8BL file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the 8BL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the 8BL file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the 8BL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the 8BL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Photoshop

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with 8BL files affecting older versions of given software.

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