PHB File Extension

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ArcSoft PhotoBase Album Format
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What is PHB file?

Full format name of files that use PHB extension is ArcSoft PhotoBase Album Format. ArcSoft defined the ArcSoft PhotoBase Album Format format standard. PHB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PHB file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use PhotoStudio software for managing PHB files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named PhotoStudio was created by ArcSoft, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PHB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PHB file extension

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

How to open file with PHB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PHB files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PHB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the PhotoStudio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PHB files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select PhotoStudio or one of the recommended programs (for example, ArcSoft Photobase) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PHB 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 PhotoStudio website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access PHB files although PhotoStudio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of PhotoStudio installed, it may not support PHB 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 PhotoStudio.

Step 3. Assign PhotoStudio to PHB files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PHB files with latest version of PhotoStudio 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PHB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where PhotoStudio is installed, check the Always use this app to open PHB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PHB extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PHB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PHB for errors

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

1. Check the PHB file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PHB 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. If the scanner detected that the PHB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic PHB 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 PHB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle PhotoStudio

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ArcSoft PhotoBase Album Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PHB files.

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