The File Extensions Database

.SBU File Extension

  • Developer by: Samsung
  • Category: Backup Files

What is an .SBU file?

.SBU is Samsung Backup File

File created by Samsung Kies, a desktop program that manages Samsung phone and tablet devices; contains backup data for different personal information items such as Contacts, S Memo, S Planner, Call Log, Music, Photos, User Preferences, and Messages.

To create a SBU file:

  • Click the Back up/Restore tab.
  • With the Data backup option selected, select the items you'd like to back up by clicking the check boxes.
  • Click the Backup button, after the back up is completed, click Complete.
  • On Windows, the SBU files will be located here:


    To restore SBU files to your device:

  • Click the Back up/Restore tab.
  • With the Restore data option selected, select the items you'd like to restore by clicking the check boxes.
  • Click the Restore button, after the restore is completed, click Complete.
  • Programs that open Samsung Backup File
    Samsung Kies
    Samsung Kies

    How to solve problems with SBU files

    • Associate the SBU file extension with the correct application. On :
      Windows: Right click on any SBU file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SBU files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SBU file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
    • Update your software that should actually open .SBU is Samsung Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest SBU file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Samsung manufacturer website after an available .SBU is Samsung Backup File update.
    • To make sure that your SBU file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.