PMBAK File Extension

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PlanMaker Backup Format

What is PMBAK file?

PMBAK filename suffix is mostly used for PlanMaker Backup Format files. PMBAK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PMBAK file format, along with 95 other file formats, belongs to the Spreadsheet Files category. The most popular software that supports PMBAK files is PlanMaker. On the official website of SoftMaker Software GmbH developer not only will you find detailed information about thePlanMaker software, but also about PMBAK and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PMBAK file extension

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

Windows Windows

Updated: 07/31/2020

How to open file with PMBAK extension?

Being unable to open files with PMBAK extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PMBAK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PMBAK files.

Step 1. Install PlanMaker software

Install software to open PMBAK file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PMBAK files is that no program that can handle PMBAK files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the PlanMaker developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download PlanMaker installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SoftMaker Software GmbH website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension PMBAKYou still cannot access PMBAK files although PlanMaker 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. If you have an older version of PlanMaker installed, it may not support PMBAK format. The latest version of PlanMaker should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PMBAK files to PlanMaker

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

Associate software with PMBAK file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PMBAK file
  • 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 PlanMaker is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PMBAK files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PMBAK file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PMBAK 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 PMBAK extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Check PMBAK file for viruses
1. The PMBAK may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PMBAK is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PMBAK file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PMBAK file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the PMBAK 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PMBAK extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PlanMaker Backup Format file.

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

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

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 PlanMaker Backup Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PMBAK files affecting older versions of given software.

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