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CB File Extension

Microsoft Clean Boot
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.5 (2 votes)

What is CB file?

CB is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Clean Boot files. Microsoft Clean Boot specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. CB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. CB file belongs to the System Files category just like 323 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Windows is by far the most used program for working with CB files. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows software, but also about CB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CB file extension

Programs that can handle CB files are as follows. Files with CB extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support CB file

How to open file with CB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CB files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with CB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CB files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Windows software

Install software to open CB file Problems with opening and working with CB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CB files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Windows. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Windows installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Windows and update if needed

Update software that support file extension CBIf the problems with opening CB files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Windows is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Windows cannot handle files with CB may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Windows.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CB files to Microsoft Windows

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CB 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.

Associate software with CB file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CB 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 Microsoft Windows installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open CB files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with CB file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with CB extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Windows and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with CB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the CB for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper CB file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check CB file for viruses
1. Verify that the CB in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the CB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. CB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the CB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with CB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Windows

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Clean Boot 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 CB files.

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