PBB File Extension

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AT&T Phonebook Format
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What is PBB file?

PBB is a file extension commonly associated with AT&T Phonebook Format files. AT&T defined the AT&T Phonebook Format format standard. Files with PBB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PBB extension are categorized as Backup Files files. The Backup Files subset comprises 174 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PBB files is CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager.

Programs which support PBB file extension

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

Programs that support PBB file

How to open file with PBB extension?

Being unable to open files with PBB extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to AT&T Phonebook Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PBB files.

Step 1. Install CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PBB files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PBB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager and update if needed

If you already have CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager installed on your systems and PBB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager cannot handle files with PBB may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PBB files to CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PBB files with latest version of CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PBB 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager is installed, check the Always use this app to open PBB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PBB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PBB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PBB 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 PBB file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the PBB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PBB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic PBB 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PBB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AT&T Phonebook Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle CellBrite Mobile Synchronization Content Manager

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PBB files. Close all running programs and try opening the PBB file.

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 AT&T Phonebook Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PBB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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