File Extension Library

.PBZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Google Inc.
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What are .PBZ files and how to open them?

Can't open .PBZ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PBZ file.

What is a .PBZ file extension?

.PBZ file extension is created by Google Inc.. .PBZ has been classified as Settings, options, themes or skins Files.

.PBZ is Google Picasa button ZIP archive

The pbz file extension is associated with the Google Picasa a photo and picture image editor and manager.

The pbz files are used by Picasa Button API. They are compressed ZIP archives that contain Picasa button files (pbf file extension) and Photoshop files (psd file extension).

The pbz file contains settings of Picasa individual button and psd file contains button graphics.

To view content of Picasa button zip files use any compression utility like WinZip, WinRAR etc., only rename pbz file extension to zip file extension.

Google Picasa is obsolete product replaced by Google Photos.

.PBZ file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .PBZ file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.

How to open:

To view content of Google Picasa button files use WinZip, WinRAR or any other compression utility that supports unpack of ZIP files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pbz file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to fix problems with .PBZ files

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