LBX File Extension

LBX file icon
FoxPro Label Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.1 (9 votes)

What is LBX file?

Full format name of files that use LBX extension is FoxPro Label Format. Microsoft defined the FoxPro Label Format format standard. Files with LBX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with LBX extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The software recommended for managing LBX files is Visual FoxPro. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theVisual FoxPro software, but also about LBX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support LBX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support LBX files. Files with LBX 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 LBX file

How to open file with LBX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LBX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with LBX 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. Install Visual FoxPro software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports LBX files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Visual FoxPro and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Visual FoxPro installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Visual FoxPro

You still cannot access LBX files although Visual FoxPro 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. This can be one of the causes why LBX files are not compatible with Visual FoxPro. The most recent version of Visual FoxPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LBX files to Visual FoxPro

If you have the latest version of Visual FoxPro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage LBX on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with LBX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with LBX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the LBX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the LBX file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the LBX 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 LBX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic LBX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with LBX 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FoxPro Label Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Visual FoxPro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support LBX files. Close all running programs and try opening the LBX 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 FoxPro Label Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the LBX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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