PBX File Extension

PBX file icon
Outlook Express Message Folder
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is PBX file?

PBX filename suffix is mostly used for Outlook Express Message Folder files. Outlook Express Message Folder format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. PBX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with PBX extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. The software recommended for managing PBX files is Microsoft Outlook Express. Software named Microsoft Outlook Express was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PBX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PBX file extension

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

How to open file with PBX extension?

Problems with accessing PBX may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PBX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Outlook Express

Problems with opening and working with PBX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PBX files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Outlook Express developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 Outlook Express website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook Express

You still cannot access PBX files although Microsoft Outlook Express 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. If you have an older version of Microsoft Outlook Express installed, it may not support PBX format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook Express.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Outlook Express to PBX files

After installing Microsoft Outlook Express (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PBX files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PBX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Outlook Express is installed, check the Always use this app to open PBX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PBX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Outlook Express and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PBX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PBX is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PBX file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the PBX file for viruses or malware

If the PBX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PBX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic PBX 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. When downloading the file with PBX 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 Outlook Express Message Folder file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Outlook Express

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Outlook Express Message Folder files. It may be the case that the PBX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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