An rbf file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system for IBM PC computers. An rbf file contains rollback script.

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the RBF file extension!

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RBF file extension - Microsoft Windows rollback script

What is rbf file? How to open rbf files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

rbf file icon: rbf filetype icon

The rbf file extension is related to Microsoft Windows and used for files that contain rollback scripts. Windows Installer accomplishes rollback by creating a rollback script.

A rollback script is a file that contains a linear sequence of operations to perform, such as file and registry updates, configuration information updates, user interface notifications, and state information for other operations.

Each operation recorded in the rollback script is a direct response to an operation in the installation script. Rollback scripts are stored in binary format. This improves efficiency, avoids the need for parsing the file, and discourages manual editing of the file.

Rollback script files (rbs and rbf) are backups of existing files. Files with an rbs file extension are rollback script files, and files with an rbf file extension are backups of existing files. Both are stored in hidden folders called Config.msi.

The Config.msi folders are created when the Msiexec.exe file starts copying from the installation point. The rollback script file (rbs) is always stored in the Config.msi folder on the disk where the operating system is installed.

The *.rbf files are stored in the Config.msi folder on the disk where the program that is being backed up currently resides.This is done so that there is no crossing of disks when the program files are being backed up. All rollback files and the Config.msi folders are deleted when the installation completes successfully.

The default software associated to open rbf file:

Windows Installer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Installer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Installer is installation and configuration service included in the Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 as well as Windows Server family. Windows Installer provides standard format for Windows component management.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

The rbf files are used for internal purposes of Microsoft Windows and Windows Installer.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is impossible.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .rbf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open rbf file, edit rbf file, convert rbf file, view rbf file, play rbf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with rbf file - Microsoft Windows rollback script

Click on the software link for more information about Windows Installer. Windows Installer uses rbf file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rbf file by default:
Windows Installer small icon Windows Installer
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows

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