P97 File Extension

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Win97 Database Format
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What is P97 file?

P97 filename suffix is mostly used for Win97 Database Format files. P97 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. P97 file belongs to the Database Files category just like 341 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports P97 files is Win97. On the official website of StarrSoft.com developer not only will you find detailed information about theWin97 software, but also about P97 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support P97 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support P97 files. Files with P97 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 P97 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with P97 extension?

Being unable to open files with P97 extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Win97 Database Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Win97

Problems with opening and working with P97 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with P97 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Win97 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 Win97 installed is by going to developer’s website (StarrSoft.com) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Win97 and update if needed

If you already have Win97 installed on your systems and P97 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 P97 files are not compatible with Win97. The latest version of Win97 should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Win97 Database Format files with Win97

If you have the latest version of Win97 installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage P97 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the P97 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Win97 is installed, check the Always use this app to open P97 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with P97 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 P97 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the P97 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 P97 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The P97 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the P97 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing 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 P97 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic P97 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 P97 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Win97 Database Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Win97

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with P97 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 Win97 Database Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with P97 files affecting older versions of given software.

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