LBL File Extension

LBL file icon
Database Label Format

What is LBL file?

LBL file extension is used by database label files supported by various database applications, including dBASE. LBL file stores a formatted label design.

Additional information

  1. LBL files can be used for generating Crystal Report RPL files.
  2. LBL format saves data in plain text format.

Programs which support LBL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support LBL files. LBL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support LBL file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/27/2020

How to open file with LBL extension?

Problems with accessing LBL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with LBL 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 dBASE

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports LBL files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the dBASE developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit dBASE website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update dBASE to the latest version

If you already have dBASE installed on your systems and LBL 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. This can be one of the causes why LBL files are not compatible with dBASE. The most recent version of dBASE is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LBL files to dBASE

If you have the latest version of dBASE installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage LBL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the LBL file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where dBASE is installed, check the Always use this app to open LBL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected LBL file open the file menu and choose 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 LBL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the LBL file is complete and free of 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 LBL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the LBL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the LBL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the LBL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the LBL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with LBL 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

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. Check whether your system can handle dBASE

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Database Label Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with LBL files affecting older versions of given software.

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