PKB File Extension

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Oracle Package Body Format
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What is PKB file?

PKB is a file extension commonly associated with Oracle Package Body Format files. Oracle defined the Oracle Package Body Format format standard. Files with PKB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PKB extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. PL/SQL software supports PKB files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support PKB file extension

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

Programs that support PKB file

How to open file with PKB extension?

Being unable to open files with PKB extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PKB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the PL/SQL software

Problems with opening and working with PKB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PKB files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select PL/SQL software or one of the recommended programs (for example, Text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PL/SQL software installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of PL/SQL software and update if needed

If you already have PL/SQL software installed on your systems and PKB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PKB files are not compatible with PL/SQL software. The most recent version of PL/SQL software is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign PL/SQL software to PKB files

After installing PL/SQL software (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PKB files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PKB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PL/SQL software is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PKB files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PKB extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select PL/SQL software and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PKB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PKB for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PKB file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The PKB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the PKB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PKB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic PKB 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. When downloading the file with PKB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Oracle Package Body Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run PL/SQL software

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

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 Oracle Package Body Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PKB files affecting older versions of given software.

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