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File Extension PTB

Files with the file extension PTB can be associated with a variety of programs and applications which include Peachtree Complete Accounting, Pro/Engineer, and Power Tab Editor. The contents will be related to the specific program that created the file.

If the PTB file is relevant to the Peachtree Complete Accounting program, it will contain financial data, accounting database elements, transactions, and other information associated with financial records and transactions. PTB files for Peachtree are a backup file type that stores a copy of the original data for the purpose of restoration at a later date.

PTB files which are created by Pro/Engineer contain data related to charts, tables, graphs, and other information that is used for engineering analysis. Pro/Engineer is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program which provides productivity tools for electromechanical design.

If a PTB file is related to Power Tab Editor, the contents will include descriptions of instrument fingerings for stringed instruments. This type of PTB is considered to be an audio or song file type.

How to Open PTB Files

Since PTB files can be associated with multiple programs and applications, you may be able to save time by double clicking on the file to see if it automatically opens in a default application. Provided the file was created on your PC, chances are you have the appropriate application installed for opening the file extension PTB.

If you use Windows, you can open PTB files with Peachtree Complete Accounting, which is a paid financial management program. If you do not have this program installed, you can open the files using a text editor such as Notepad or WordPad to view the contents. Other programs such as OpenOffice and Excel will open PTB files in a spreadsheet format. OpenOffice is available as a free download from, and Excel is an application included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

If the PTB file is a Pro/Engineer file extension, it is necessary to use the Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 to open and view its contents. This program is available on the PTC website and is compatible with Windows, Linux and UNIX.

PTB files created by Power Tab Editor can be opened and viewed using Power Tab Editor for Windows. If you use Mac OS X, you can open PTB files using TuxGuitar or TabView. TuxGuitar is available as a free download from the Softonic website. TabView is available in a free trial version and can be downloaded from the website. For the Linux operating system, you can open PTB files using TuxGuitar.