.RBS 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 .RBS file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

RBS File Recovery

What is a .RBS file?

Script created during a software installation run by Windows Installer; contains a set of instructions used to restore the pre-installation system state if the installation does not complete; if the installation is successful, the file is deleted automatically.

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

There are several common causes of ".RBS" (Revit Backup File) loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".RBS" file while managing their files, leading to its loss.
  2. Hardware failure: Issues with the storage device where the ".RBS" file is stored, such as a hard drive failure or corruption, can result in the loss of the file.
  3. Software or system crashes: If Revit or the operating system crashes while working on a project, it can cause the ".RBS" file to become corrupted or inaccessible.
  4. Power outages: Sudden power outages or interruptions during the saving or backup process can lead to the loss or corruption of the ".RBS" file.
  5. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage files, including ".RBS" files, making them inaccessible or corrupt.
  6. Improper file handling: Mishandling or improper management of ".RBS" files, such as forceful closing of Revit or improper shutdown procedures, can result in file corruption or loss.
  7. File synchronization issues: If multiple users are working on the same project and using synchronization methods, conflicts or errors during the synchronization process can lead to ".RBS" file loss or failure.
  8. File system errors: File system errors or inconsistencies on the storage device can cause the ".RBS" file to become corrupted or lost.

It is always recommended to regularly back up ".RBS" files to prevent data loss and to use reliable storage devices and backup strategies to minimize the risk of failure.

How to recover lost ".RBS" 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 ".RBS" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".RBS" 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 ".RBS" 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.

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 ".RBS" 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 ".RBS" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo windows Installer Rollback Script image file file?

Programs that open ".RBS" files

Microsoft Windows Installer Microsoft Windows Installer

Additional Information

  • File type: Windows Installer Rollback Script

  • File extension: .RBS

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Backup Files

  • Format: N/A

  • HEX: 43 41 54 20 00 00


  • File types that use the extension .RBS:

    • Windows Installer Rollback Script

    • Rebirth Song File

    • MP3 Ringtone File


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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.

Oleg Afonin

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 the meaning of a .RBS file extension and what type of file does it represent?

    The .RBS file extension typically represents a file that contains a script or program written in the Ruby programming language. Ruby is a dynamic, object-oriented language known for its simplicity and productivity. The .RBS file extension is commonly associated with Ruby scripts, which are used to automate tasks, create web applications, or perform various operations.

  • How can I open a .RBS file and what software or application is required for accessing its contents?

    A .RBS file is a Revit Backup File, which is a backup of a Revit project file (.RVT). To open a .RBS file, you will need Autodesk Revit software installed on your computer.

    Here's how you can open a .RBS file:

    1. Launch Autodesk Revit.
    2. Go to the "File" tab in the top left corner of the Revit interface.
    3. Click on "Open" to open the file browser.
    4. In the file browser, navigate to the location where the .RBS file is saved.
    5. Select the .RBS file you want to open.
    6. Click on the "Open" button to open the .RBS file.

    Autodesk Revit will then open the .RBS file, allowing you to access its contents. Note that the .RBS file is a backup file, so it may not contain the most up-to-date changes made to the project.

  • Are there any specific steps or procedures to follow when trying to open a .RBS file, and what are the possible options if the file doesn't open correctly?

    To open a .RBS file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Determine the type of file: Firstly, make sure that the .RBS file you are trying to open is associated with a specific program. .RBS files can be associated with different applications, so identifying the correct program is important.
    2. Install the associated program: If you don't have the appropriate software installed, you will need to find and install it. Check the file extension's website or search for the program online.
    3. Open with the correct program: Right-click on the .RBS file and select "Open with." Choose the appropriate program from the list or click "Browse" to locate the program manually.

    If the .RBS file doesn't open correctly, here are some possible options:

    1. Try a different program: If the file doesn't open with the associated program, try opening it with a different application that supports .RBS files. Sometimes, files can be compatible with multiple programs.
    2. Check for file corruption: Ensure that the .RBS file is not corrupted. If it is, you may need to obtain a new, uncorrupted version of the file.
    3. Update the associated program: If you have the correct program installed but it still fails to open the .RBS file, check if the program is up to date. Updating the software to the latest version might resolve any compatibility issues.
    4. Convert the file: If you cannot open the .RBS file with any program, it might be possible to convert it to a different format that can be opened. Look for file conversion tools online that can convert .RBS files to a more common format.
    5. Seek technical support: If none of the above options work, you can contact the software developer or technical support for assistance. They may be able to provide specific guidance or solutions for opening the .RBS file.
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