PAI File Extension

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MAGIX Photo Clinic Picture Image Format

What is PAI file?

PAI filename suffix is mostly used for MAGIX Photo Clinic Picture Image Format files. Files with PAI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PAI file format, along with 492 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. Xara Page & Layout Designer is by far the most used program for working with PAI files. Xara Page & Layout Designer software was developed by Xara Group Limited., and on its official website you may find more information about PAI files or the Xara Page & Layout Designer software program.

Programs which support PAI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PAI files. PAI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PAI file

Updated: 11/30/2020

How to open file with PAI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PAI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PAI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PAI files.

Step 1. Install Xara Page & Layout Designer software

Install software to open PAI file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PAI files is that no program that can handle PAI files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Xara Page & Layout Designer 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. If you want to download Xara Page & Layout Designer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Xara Group Limited. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Xara Page & Layout Designer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PAIYou still cannot access PAI files although Xara Page & Layout Designer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Xara Page & Layout Designer cannot handle files with PAI may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Xara Page & Layout Designer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PAI files to Xara Page & Layout Designer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PAI files with latest version of Xara Page & Layout Designer you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with PAI 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 PAI file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Xara Page & Layout Designer is installed, check the Always use this app to open PAI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PAI file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PAI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Xara Page & Layout Designer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PAI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PAI for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PAI file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PAI 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 PAI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the PAI file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with PAI 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 MAGIX Photo Clinic Picture Image Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Xara Page & Layout Designer

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MAGIX Photo Clinic Picture Image Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PAI files affecting older versions of given software.

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