.FBW File Extension

Hewlett Packard
File Type:
HP Recovery Manager Backup File

Having trouble opening .fbw extension? Don't panic! This page explains what fbw files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open fbw files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a FBW file?

Fbw file extension has HP Recovery Manager Backup file type, developed by Hewlett Packard, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

HP Recovery Manager is an application for making backups and restoring files. Backup files created by this program receive the FBW extension. They include an archive with compressed files. FBW files are often used for making copies of important files and restoring valuable documents. FBW files use numbers with an incremental counter in their names – it means that the first backup file will be named backup001.fbw, the second will be backup002.fbw, and so on. FBW files are always paired with executable files named backup.XXX.exe (where XXX is a number of the backup file). These executable files are responsible for restoring backups when executed.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

fbw file icon
Hewlett Packard
File Type:
HP Recovery Manager Backup File
Backup Files

How to open FBW file?

Double click the fbw file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .fbw extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the fbw extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the fbw file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open FBW files

  • Windows Windows
    • HP Recovery Manager HP Recovery Manager

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the fbw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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