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BRO File Extension

CreataCard Brochure Project
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What is BRO file?

Full format name of files that use BRO extension is CreataCard Brochure Project. Broderbund defined the CreataCard Brochure Project format standard. Files with BRO extension may be used by programs distributed for platform. BRO file format, along with 137 other file formats, belongs to the Layout Files category. The software recommended for managing BRO files is CreataCard. CreataCard software was developed by, and on its official website you may find more information about BRO files or the CreataCard software program.

Programs which support BRO file extension

Files with BRO extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BRO file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BRO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BRO files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BRO 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 CreataCard

Install software to open BRO file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BRO files is that no program that can handle BRO files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the CreataCard developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading CreataCard installed is by going to developer’s website ( and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update CreataCard to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BROIf the problems with opening BRO files still occur even after installing CreataCard, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of CreataCard is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why BRO files are not compatible with CreataCard. The latest version of CreataCard should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign CreataCard to BRO files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BRO files with latest version of CreataCard you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BRO file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BRO file
  • 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 CreataCard installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BRO files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BRO file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BRO file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select CreataCard and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BRO extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the BRO file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BRO file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BRO file for viruses
1. The BRO may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BRO file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BRO file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BRO file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with BRO 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the CreataCard Brochure Project file.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BRO files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CreataCard Brochure Project file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BRO files affecting older versions of given software.

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