PFB File Extension

PFB file icon
Printer Font Binary Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.2 (10 votes)

What is PFB file?

PFB filename suffix is mostly used for Printer Font Binary Format files. Printer Font Binary Format format was developed by Adobe Systems. Files with PFB extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. PFB file format, along with 97 other file formats, belongs to the Font Files category. The most popular program for handling PFB files is CorelDRAW, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. Software named CorelDRAW was created by Corel Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PFB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PFB file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PFB files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PFB 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 PFB file

How to open file with PFB extension?

Being unable to open files with PFB extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Printer Font Binary Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install CorelDRAW

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PFB files is that no program that can handle PFB files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select CorelDRAW or one of the recommended programs (for example, AutoCAD, FontForge) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PFB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit CorelDRAW website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of CorelDRAW and update if needed

You still cannot access PFB files although CorelDRAW 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. This can be one of the causes why PFB files are not compatible with CorelDRAW. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using CorelDRAW.

Step 3. Assign CorelDRAW to PFB files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PFB files with latest version of CorelDRAW you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PFB file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the CorelDRAW installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PFB files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PFB file open the file menu and choose 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 PFB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PFB 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 PFB file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the PFB file for viruses or malware

If the PFB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PFB file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PFB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the PFB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PFB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Printer Font Binary Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open CorelDRAW

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Printer Font Binary Format files. It may be the case that the PFB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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