# Reading a *.apa file with PanelBuilder32

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#### Mark

I’m running PanelBuilder 32 and a customer sent me a *.apa file.

Panelbuilder32 tells me that this file is an old version file.

It will take twice as long for loading under the version of PanelBuilder32.

Perform a “Save as Type: PanelBuilder32 (*.PBA)” to improve performance.

When I click OK it gives me an error pbconv stating Unable to load file. Not a Panelbuilder32 file or the is corrupted or disk space is low.

So, how do I convert this if I only have PanelBuilder32?

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#### Bob Peterson

APA files are for Panelview Plus terminals. You shouldn't be able to open them in Panelbuilder. You would need RSView Studio.

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#### B

I think this is a RSView ME or SE (Enterprise) file type and you can't open or convert it with PB32. You have to buy Enterprise ~\$500-700

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#### Trevor Ousey $$List Bigpond$$

Mark, *.apa files are backups of Panelview Plus's not the standard Panelview's, and created by RSView Studio. Panelbuilder32 is not suitable
for these files or Panelview Plus.

Regards,
Trevor

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#### Luis Cortes

You must use RSView Machine edition for files *.apa You can convert aplication of PanelBuilder32 to RSView Machine edition but I not sure files *.apa to *.PBA