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PB1 File Extension

Broderbund 3D Home Architect
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    Brøderbund Software, Inc.
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What is PB1 file?

PB1 is a file extension commonly associated with Broderbund 3D Home Architect files. Brøderbund Software, Inc. defined the Broderbund 3D Home Architect format standard. PB1 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with PB1 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. 3D Home Architect is by far the most used program for working with PB1 files. 3D Home Architect software was developed by Br?derbund Software, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about PB1 files or the 3D Home Architect software program.

Programs which support PB1 file extension

The following listing features PB1-compatible programs. Files with PB1 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PB1 file

How to open file with PB1 extension?

Being unable to open files with PB1 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PB1 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. Download and install 3D Home Architect

Install software to open PB1 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PB1 files is that no program that can handle PB1 files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install 3D Home Architect. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PB1 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading 3D Home Architect installed is by going to developer’s website (Br?derbund Software, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update 3D Home Architect to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PB1You still cannot access PB1 files although 3D Home Architect is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 PB1 files are not compatible with 3D Home Architect. The latest version of 3D Home Architect should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign 3D Home Architect to PB1 files

If you have the latest version of 3D Home Architect installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PB1 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PB1 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PB1 file
  • 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 3D Home Architect installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PB1 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PB1 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PB1 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PB1 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PB1 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 PB1 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check PB1 file for viruses
1. Check the PB1 file for viruses or malware

If the PB1 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PB1 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PB1 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic PB1 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 PB1 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Broderbund 3D Home Architect file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 3D Home Architect

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PB1 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Broderbund 3D Home Architect 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 PB1 files affecting older versions of given software.

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