.PFB File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .PFB file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

PFB File Recovery

What is a .PFB file?

Adobe Type 1 font for Windows; similar to a .PFA file, but has been encoded in binary format; requires the associated .PFM file as well; both the PFB and PFM files should be stored within the system Fonts folder in order to be active.

What Are Common Causes of ".PFB" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes of ".PFB" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".PFB" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer systems.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or software bugs, can lead to the loss or corruption of ".PFB" files.
  3. Virus or malware infection: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PFB" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Hardware failure: Hard drive failures, power outages, or other hardware issues can result in the loss of ".PFB" files.
  5. Software conflicts: Incompatible software or conflicts between different applications can cause ".PFB" files to become corrupted or fail to open.
  6. Improper file transfer or storage: Errors during file transfer or improper storage of ".PFB" files can lead to data loss or corruption.
  7. Operating system issues: Problems with the operating system, such as crashes or errors, can affect ".PFB" files and cause them to be lost or fail.
  8. User error: Human error, such as accidental formatting of a storage device or improper handling of files, can result in the loss of ".PFB" files.

It is always recommended to regularly back up important files, including ".PFB" files, to prevent data loss in case of any unexpected events.

How to recover lost ".PFB" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".PFB" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".PFB" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".PFB" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".PFB" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".PFB" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".PFB" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo printer Font Binary File image file file?

Programs that open ".PFB" files

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019
FontForge FontForge
Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
FontForge FontForge
FontForge FontForge

Additional Information

  • File type: Printer Font Binary File

  • File extension: .PFB

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Font Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a ".PFB backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".PFB backup" file refers to a backup file created by the Paragon Backup and Recovery software. Paragon Backup and Recovery is a data backup and recovery solution that allows users to create backups of their files, folders, partitions, or entire systems.

    When creating a backup using Paragon Backup and Recovery, the software stores the backup data in a file with the ".PFB" extension. This file contains a compressed and encrypted copy of the selected data, ensuring its integrity and security.

    To create a ".PFB backup" file, you would typically follow these steps:

    1. Install and open Paragon Backup and Recovery software.
    2. Select the files, folders, partitions, or system that you want to back up.
    3. Choose the destination where you want to store the backup file, such as an external hard drive or network location.
    4. Configure any additional settings, such as compression level or encryption options.
    5. Start the backup process.
    6. The software will create a ".PFB backup" file containing the backup data at the specified destination.

    It is important to note that ".PFB backup" files can only be opened and restored using Paragon Backup and Recovery software.

  • How can I restore a ".PFB backup" file to its original format?

    To restore a ".PFB backup" file to its original format, you can follow these steps:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the backup file. Knowing the specific software will help determine the appropriate method for restoring the file.
    2. Check if the software has a built-in restore or import feature. Many backup programs provide options to restore files from their backup format. Look for options like "Restore," "Import," or "Recover" within the software.
    3. If the software does not have a built-in restore feature, try using the software's "Open" or "Import" function. In some cases, the backup file may be recognized and opened directly by the software.
    4. If the above methods do not work, you might need to convert the backup file to its original format. To do this, you can use a file conversion tool or software that supports the original file format. Search for a converter that specifically handles the file extension of the original format.
    5. Install and run the file conversion tool or software. Use the tool to convert the ".PFB backup" file to its original format. Follow the instructions provided by the tool to complete the conversion process.
    6. Once the conversion is complete, you should have the restored file in its original format. You can now open and use it with the appropriate software or application associated with that file type.

    Note: The exact steps may vary depending on the software used to create the backup file and the file format you are trying to restore. It's recommended to refer to the software's documentation or contact their support for specific instructions.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to access and manage ".PFB backup" files?

    Yes, specific software or tools are required to access and manage ".PFB backup" files. ".PFB backup" files are typically associated with Adobe Type Manager (ATM) backups. To access and manage these files, you will need Adobe Type Manager software or a compatible font management tool that supports .PFB backup files.

    Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is a software program used for managing fonts in Adobe applications. It is designed to work with PostScript Type 1 fonts, which are stored in .PFB (Printer Font Binary) format. ATM allows users to activate and organize fonts, as well as provide font smoothing and other font-related features.

    If you have a .PFB backup file, you can use Adobe Type Manager or a compatible font management tool to install or restore the font backup. Some popular font management tools that support .PFB backup files include Extensis Suitcase Fusion, FontExplorer X, and Linotype FontExplorer.

    It's important to note that Adobe Type Manager has been discontinued by Adobe, but there are still older versions available that can be used for managing .PFB backup files. Additionally, there are alternative font management tools available that can handle .PFB files.

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