UMB File Extension

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MemMaker Backup
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is UMB file?

UMB is a file extension commonly associated with MemMaker Backup files. MemMaker Backup specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. UMB files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. UMB file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing UMB files is DOS MemMaker. DOS MemMaker software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about UMB files or the DOS MemMaker software program.

Programs which support UMB file extension

The following listing features UMB-compatible programs. UMB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support UMB file

How to open file with UMB extension?

Being unable to open files with UMB extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with UMB 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 DOS MemMaker

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UMB files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install DOS MemMaker. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit DOS MemMaker website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of DOS MemMaker and update if needed

You still cannot access UMB files although DOS MemMaker 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 DOS MemMaker installed, it may not support UMB format. The most recent version of DOS MemMaker is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate MemMaker Backup files with DOS MemMaker

If you have the latest version of DOS MemMaker installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage UMB 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with UMB 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with UMB extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the UMB for errors

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

1. Check the UMB file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the UMB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing 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 UMB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the UMB 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. If the UMB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MemMaker Backup file.

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

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

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 MemMaker Backup file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle UMB files.

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