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P26 File Extension

PAR Recovery Volume
  • Developer
    Peter B. Clements
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is P26 file?

P26 is a file extension commonly associated with PAR Recovery Volume files. PAR Recovery Volume specification was created by Peter B. Clements. P26 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. P26 file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing P26 files is QuickPar. QuickPar software was developed by Peter B. Clements, and on its official website you may find more information about P26 files or the QuickPar software program.

Programs which support P26 file extension

The following listing features P26-compatible programs. Files with P26 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 P26 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with P26 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening P26 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PAR Recovery Volume files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with P26 files.

Step 1. Download and install QuickPar

Install software to open P26 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports P26 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install QuickPar. 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 QuickPar installed is by going to developer’s website (Peter B. Clements) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of QuickPar and update if needed

Update software that support file extension P26You still cannot access P26 files although QuickPar is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that QuickPar cannot handle files with P26 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of QuickPar should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign QuickPar to P26 files

If you have the latest version of QuickPar installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage P26 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with P26 file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the P26 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where QuickPar is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open P26 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with P26 file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with P26 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select QuickPar and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with P26 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the P26 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the P26 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check P26 file for viruses
1. Check the P26 file for viruses or malware

If the P26 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the P26 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the P26 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the P26 file’s structure is intact

If the P26 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with P26 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 QuickPar

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with P26 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PAR Recovery Volume file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle P26 files.

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