PBD File Extension

A PBD file extension is a backup file generated by EaseUS Todo Backup. It is a window backup that restores the program. This file may contain system or user files and can be used to retain complete disk partitions. The file is frequently archived on external media or some other device that can be utilized to restore data in the case of computer failure.

Todo Backup is by far the most popular application for working with PBD files. EaseUS developer’s official website not only provides comprehensive information about Todo Backup, but also other PBD and supported file types.

Programs That Can Open PBD Files

If you are looking for a program that can help you create backups of your important data, using a program that supports PBD file extensions may be a good option. EaseUS Todo Backup is one such program, but there are many others available as well. Make sure to research different options before deciding on one, as each program has its own unique features.

PBD file extension-image from pixabay by StockSnap
PBD file extension-image from pixabay by StockSnap

How To Open a File With the PBD Extension?

Because of this, it’s significant to know how to open PBD files if you want to get the most out of your computer. The origins of being unable to access files with the PBD extension are numerous. What matters is that all typical difficulties encountered while working with files with the PBD extension can be resolved by users themselves. It’s quick and doesn’t require technical knowledge.

Download and install Todo Backup on your computer.

Open On Windows

Select the Open with option from the file menu, accessed by right-clicking on the PBD filename. Then go to More apps and look for other applications that are available. Select one of them using More applications. To finish up, choose to Look for another app on this PC from the drop-down menu and open the Todo Backup installation folder using file explorer. Confirm by selecting Always use this program to open PBD files in the Always use this program box and click OK button.

Open On Mac

If you’ve received a file with the PBD extension, it’s likely that you won’t be able to open it on your Mac. That’s because PBD files are used by the Windows-based EaseUS Todo Backup software, and Macs don’t have a program that can read them. However, there is a way to open PBD files on your Mac if you have access to a Windows computer.

  • Open Finder and go to Applications > Utilities.
  • Launch Terminal and type in the following command.
  • Type in your administrator password when prompted.
  • Drag the pbd file from your desktop or another location into the Terminal window.
  • Press Return on your keyboard and the pbd file will open in Windows.

If you don’t have access to a Windows computer, or if you just want to avoid using Terminal, you can also use a Mac app called Winebottler to open PBD files on your Mac. Winebottler is a program that allows you to run Windows programs on your Mac, and it includes an option to open PBD files.

To use Winebottler to open PBD files:

  • Download and install Winebottler from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org.
  • Open Winebottler and go to the Applications tab.
  • Find the PBD file you want to open and drag it into the window.
  • Click the Run button and the PBD file will open in Windows.

How To Create Backup

  • Launch the program and create a new backup task.
  • Under “Select Items to Backup,” select the partitions you want to back up.
  • In the “Destination” field, choose a location to save the backup file.
  • Click on the “Advanced Settings” button.
  • In the “Backup File Format” section, select “PBD.”
  • Click on the “Start Backup” button to begin creating your backup file.

When the backup process is complete, you will have a PBD file that contains all of your data. If your computer ever fails, you can use this PBD file to restore your data onto a new computer.

PBD file extension-image from pixabay by Pexels
PBD file extension – image from pixabay by Pexels

Check That The PBD File Is In Good Working Order.

There are various errors that can arise with PBD files. 

  • Invalid pbd file: To solve this, copy the pbd file to the root directory of the C drive and try again. If it still doesn’t work, rename the pbd file to boot.pbi.
  • Corrupted pbd file: This error usually means that the pbd file is damaged or incomplete. To fix this, copy the pbd file to the root directory of the C drive and try again. 
  • PBD file is too large: This error means that the pbd file is larger than 4GB. To solve this, create a new pbd file that is smaller than 4GB. 
  • File not found: It means that the pbd file is missing or misplaced. 

These are some of the errors that can arise with PBD files and their solutions. If you are having any other problems with your PBD file, please consult your computer’s manual or contact the manufacturer for assistance.

 Virus Issues In PBD File

It’s critical to clean the PBD by scanning it with antivirus software. It’s conceivable that the PBD is contaminated with malware, so scan it with antivirus software. If the scanner discovers that the PBD file is harmful, follow the directions given in the antivirus program to remove the risk.

  • Verify that you have the necessary permissions. Users require administrative access to view papers. Set up an administrator profile to see whether this solves the problem.
  • Check whether the program you want to install has enough RAM and storage space. After shutting down all current applications, try opening the PBD file. Make sure your system is up-to-date and has the most recent drivers and software updates installed.
  • Format files from EaseUS Todo Backup may include program and driver bugs, which can cause problems with their execution. The most up-to-date versions of programs and drivers might aid you in resolving EaseUS Todo Backup Format issues and maintaining your device and operating system safe. 
  • On previous versions of certain software, PBD files might have created problems that could be resolved by one of the available system or driver updates.