PFB file format description

Many people share .pfb files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .pfb file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .pfb files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pfb - Postscript Type1 Font Binary

The PFB font files are related to Adobe Type Manager. The PFA file contains the mathematical outlines of each character in the font. It`s an encrypted version of the PFA file.

Adobe Type Manager
Font files
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Postscript Type1 Font Binary related extensions:
MS-DOS 12-pixel Screen Font
MakeMusic Finale Font Annotation File
Private Character Editor Font
VTeX Multiple Master Font Metrics
Embrilliance Essentials BX Font
ChiWriter Laser Printer Font

.pfb - OpenGL Performer Binary Data

The PFB document files are related to OpenGL Performer. The PFB file is an OpenGL Performer Binary Data. OpenGL Performer is a commercial library of utility code built on top of OpenGL for the purpose of enabling hard real-time visual simulation applications.

OpenGL Performer
Document files
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OpenGL Performer Binary Data related extensions:
Lotus Freelance Graphics Presentation Data
Catia V5 Drawing
Secure Notepad Encrypted Text
Geomagic Wrap 3D Data
Czech Language Info File
602PC Suite Word Processing Document

.pfb - ParFlow Binary Data

The PFB data files are related to ParFlow. The PFB file is a ParFlow Binary Data. ParFlow is a numerical model that simulates the hydrologic cycle from the bedrock to the top of the plant canopy.

Data files
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ParFlow Binary Data related extensions:
ParFlow Scattered Binary Data
ParFlow Solid Data
ParFlow Simple ASCII Data
ParFlow Simple Binary Data
ParFlow Well Output Data

.pfb - DESQview PFB Data

The PFB data files are related to DESQview. The PFB file is a DESQview PFB Data. DESQview was a text mode multitasking operating environment developed by Quarterdeck Office Systems. The DESQview seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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DESQview PFB Data related extensions:
DESQview ADL Data
DESQview AFM Data
DESQview ALI Data
DESQview Data
DESQview DVR Data
DESQview DWM Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .pfb file extension. Even harmful programs can create .pfb files. Be especially cautious with .pfb files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .pfb file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .pfb file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

fb, fpb, lfb, ofb, pb, pbb, pbf, pcb, pdb, peb, pf, pff, pfg, pfh, pfv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

CYANA PDB Coordinate File
Visual Studio Program Database
Pro/ENGINEER Pattern Table
Microsoft PowerPoint Data
Laserfiche Briefcase
jEEPers DX Program Configuration

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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