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OBD File Extension

Office Binder Document
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What is OBD file?

OBD is a file extension commonly associated with Office Binder Document files. Office Binder Document specification was created by Microsoft. Files with OBD extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. OBD file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Office supports OBD files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Office was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OBD files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support OBD file extension

The following listing features OBD-compatible programs. OBD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support OBD file

How to open file with OBD extension?

Being unable to open files with OBD extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OBD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Office

Install software to open OBD file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OBD files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Office or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Binder. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OBD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office

Update software that support file extension OBDYou still cannot access OBD files although Microsoft Office 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. The reason that Microsoft Office cannot handle files with OBD may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Office is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Office Binder Document files with Microsoft Office

After installing Microsoft Office (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OBD files. 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 OBD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the OBD file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with OBD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the OBD 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 OBD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check OBD file for viruses
1. The OBD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the OBD 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. If the scanner detected that the OBD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the OBD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with OBD 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Office

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OBD extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Office Binder Document 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 OBD files.

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