How To Open PRN Files
"Hi Wally, I am having problems opening PRN Files and wondering how to fix it?"
- Brian D., New York
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What Are PRN Files?
PRN files are Page Layout Files primarily associated with DataCAD Windows Printer File (DATACAD LLC).
(Other files may also be using the PRN file extension. If you know of any other software using the PRN file extension, please contact us so that we can update our information accordingly.)
Opening PRN Files
The easiest way to open a PRN file is by double clicking on it, which will let the computer decide the best way to open it according to the Windows PRN file association settings.
If your computer opens your PRN file, but it's the incorrect application, you'll need to change your Windows registry file association settings. In other words, Windows is associating PRN file extensions with the wrong software program.
Quick Tip: Incorrect PRN file association errors can be a symptom of other underlying issues within your Windows operating system. These invalid entries can also produce associated symptoms such as slow Windows startups, computer freezes, and other PC performance issues.
If the PRN file fails to open, it is highly likely that your system lacks the application needed to open PRN files. It is common for several applications to share the same PRN file extension label, so it could take some trial and error to figure out what application actually opens your file (if any).
Thus, I highly recommend that you contact the source of your file for more details on what program you need to open your PRN file. This will save your a lot of time and headaches!
Remember to always take caution when opening files that come from unfamiliar sources or emails.
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Happy Computing! :)