[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today


PBL file is corrupt and need it repaired

Posted on 2010-01-12
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have a .pbl file that is corrupt and not able to open.  Unfortunately, it was in a folder that was not being backed up and I have 50 hours of work on it.  Any suggestions on how I can get this repaired.
Question by:IgaravidezK
  • 2
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 26295706
Try opening it on another computer.  If this is not possible the file is confirmed as corrupt and cannot be repaired, unfortunately.  Hope this helps.

Accepted Solution

js-profi earned 1500 total points
ID: 26295927
if the repair failed try to open it using hex editor. if you are lucky it is neither compressed nor encrypted. then you might try to retrieve some of the contents. did you already ask for support at powerbuilder website?

Author Comment

ID: 26296192
I tried opening on several machines but with no luck.  I will try the hex editor next.  Powerbuilder will be last option if that does not work.  


Expert Comment

ID: 26296337
i would ask powerbuilder first. database vendors usually have repair tools for their products.

if you see your code (text) in the hex editor you could write a little prog which would extract that code and put it into text files.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31676250
File was not able to be repaired but the Hex Editor made it easy to cut and paste

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Dropbox has a relatively new feature called Smart Sync.  This feature allows Dropbox Professional (not plus) and Dropbox Business (if enabled) users to store information in Dropbox WITHOUT storing any files on their computer.
This is an update to some code that someone else posted on Experts Exchange. It is an alternate approach, I think a little easier to use, & makes sure that things like the Task Bar will update.
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

611 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question