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PBIT File Extension

Microsoft Power BI Desktop Template Format

What is PBIT file?

PBIT filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Power BI Desktop Template Format files. PBIT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PBIT file format, along with 440 other file formats, belongs to the Text Files category. Microsoft Power BI is by far the most used program for working with PBIT files. Microsoft Power BI software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PBIT files or the Microsoft Power BI software program.

Programs which support PBIT file extension

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

Updated: 12/05/2021

How to open file with PBIT extension?

Being unable to open files with PBIT extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PBIT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Power BI

Install software to open PBIT file Problems with opening and working with PBIT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PBIT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Power BI. 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 Microsoft Power BI website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Power BI and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PBITIf the problems with opening PBIT files still occur even after installing Microsoft Power BI, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Power BI is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PBIT files are not compatible with Microsoft Power BI. The latest version of Microsoft Power BI should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Power BI to PBIT files

After installing Microsoft Power BI (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PBIT 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 PBIT file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PBIT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Power BI and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PBIT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PBIT is not faulty

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 PBIT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PBIT 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. PBIT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the PBIT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 PBIT 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Power BI Desktop Template Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Power BI

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PBIT 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 Microsoft Power BI Desktop Template Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PBIT files.

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