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SMB File Extension

Autodesk Symbol Library
  • Developer
    Autodesk, Inc.
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    2.2 (4 votes)

What is SMB file?

Full format name of files that use SMB extension is Autodesk Symbol Library. Autodesk Symbol Library specification was created by Autodesk, Inc.. SMB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with SMB extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. Users are advised to use AutoCAD software for managing SMB files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Autodesk, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAutoCAD software, but also about SMB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SMB file extension

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

Programs that support SMB file

How to open file with SMB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SMB files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with SMB 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 AutoCAD

Install software to open SMB file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SMB files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing AutoCAD or different compatible program, such as Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download AutoCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension SMBIf the problems with opening SMB files still occur even after installing AutoCAD, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of AutoCAD is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SMB files are not compatible with AutoCAD. The latest version of AutoCAD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Autodesk Symbol Library files with AutoCAD

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

Associate software with SMB file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SMB file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where AutoCAD is installed, check the Always use this app to open SMB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with SMB file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SMB extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SMB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the SMB is not faulty

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

Check SMB file for viruses
1. Verify that the SMB in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the SMB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SMB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the SMB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. If the SMB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Autodesk Symbol Library file again.

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

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

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 Autodesk Symbol Library file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SMB files affecting older versions of given software.

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