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AP13 File Extension

TIA Portal Project Format

What is AP13 file?

AP13 filename suffix is mostly used for TIA Portal Project Format files. Files with AP13 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. AP13 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 5922 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing AP13 files is TIA Portal. TIA Portal software was developed by Siemens AG, and on its official website you may find more information about AP13 files or the TIA Portal software program.

Programs which support AP13 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support AP13 files. Files with AP13 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AP13 file

Windows Windows

Updated: 01/23/2021

How to open file with AP13 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AP13 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with AP13 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install TIA Portal

Install software to open AP13 file Problems with opening and working with AP13 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AP13 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install TIA Portal. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AP13 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit TIA Portal website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of TIA Portal and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AP13You still cannot access AP13 files although TIA Portal is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of TIA Portal installed, it may not support AP13 format. The latest version of TIA Portal should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AP13 files to TIA Portal

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AP13 files with latest version of TIA Portal you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with AP13 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the AP13 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the TIA Portal installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AP13 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with AP13 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AP13 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AP13 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AP13 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AP13 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check AP13 file for viruses
1. Verify that the AP13 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the AP13 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the AP13 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. AP13 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic AP13 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AP13 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run TIA Portal

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AP13 files. Close all running programs and try opening the AP13 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with TIA Portal Project Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AP13 files.

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