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.pbi File Extension

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File type: PC BSD Installer Package
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pbi. Files with the file extension .pbi can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pbi files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pbi file?

Files with the PBI extension are known as PC BSD Installer Package files. They are the installation packages categorized as compressed files that were created for the PC-BSD operating system. These files contribute a lot to full system installation since they contain the setup files and libraries. When these PBI files are opened, they automatically start the PC-BSD installation wizard. They are equal to the Windows installation files and since they are considered executable files, they play a big part in installing software easily and quickly on PC-BSD. PC-BSD was developed by iXsystems and it is known to be a user-friendly operating system. It became popular because it has a stable and secure server environment and the FreeBSD this OS has been based on is excellent when it comes to providing a base for building a desktop operating system. It is called user-friendly because it allows users to easily install the system with a graphical installation program. This excellent function of PC-BSD is also owing to the PBI files it contains.

how to open a .pbi file?

Launch a .pbi file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pbi file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pbi files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pbi file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pbi file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pbi file association errors

applications that open a .pbi file

PC-BSD Installer

PC-BSD Installer

PC-BSD Installer is the installation program for PC-BSD (PCBSD) that is a Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system built upon the latest releases of FreeBSD. The Installer can be installed through a click-and-point program that guides the user from the desktop environment selection to the basic and advanced disk set-up procedures. In the basic and advanced disk set-up, the user is instructed to select the disk or partition to be installed. There are four desktop environments to choose from – KDE (K Desktop Environment), GNOME, LXDE and Xfce. After installation of the Installer, PC-BSD can be installed and may be used immediately if KDE SC is provided as the pre-installed graphical user interface. The KDE is a full-featured desktop environment that includes support for multiple desktops, 3D desktop effects, and a variety of built-in tools and utilities for both new and power-desktop users. PC-BSD supports ZFS, and the installer offers disk encryption with geli so the system will require a passphrase before booting.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pbi files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pbi. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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