File Extension Library

.PBN File Extension

  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .PBN file?

.PBN file extension has been classified as Game Files. The format of .PBN file is Text

.PBN is Portable Bridge Notation File

Game file created in the Portable Bridge Notation (PBN) format, a standard format used for storing data for the card game Bridge; can save the results of a game as well as specify rules for dealing, bidding, playing, and teaching; allows data from one bridge game to be used in another game.

The PBN format is based on the Portable Game Notation (PGN) format, which is used for chess games.

List of all softwares that can open the Portable Bridge Notation File

How to Open .PBN file on different platforms

Open .PBN File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PBN
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PBN file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PBN files" Press "Ok"

Open .PBN File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PBN file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PBN File on Linux

Right click on the .PBN file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PBN File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PBN file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PBN File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PBN files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PBN files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PBN files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PBN file format
  2. You need to check the .PBN file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)