PCS File Extension

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Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Storage Format
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    Microsoft
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    3 (5 votes)

What is PCS file?

PCS is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Storage Format files. Microsoft defined the Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Storage Format format standard. PCS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PCS file format, along with 341 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Microsoft PowerPoint supports PCS files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Microsoft PowerPoint software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PCS files or the Microsoft PowerPoint software program.

Programs which support PCS file extension

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

How to open file with PCS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PCS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PCS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft PowerPoint

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PCS files is that no program that can handle PCS files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft PowerPoint or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PCS 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 Microsoft PowerPoint website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft PowerPoint and update if needed

If the problems with opening PCS files still occur even after installing Microsoft PowerPoint, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft PowerPoint is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PCS files are not compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. The latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PCS files to Microsoft PowerPoint

After installing Microsoft PowerPoint (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PCS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the PCS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft PowerPoint is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PCS files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the PCS file is complete and free of 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 PCS file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the PCS in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PCS 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 PCS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the PCS 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. When downloading the file with PCS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Storage Format file.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft PowerPoint Picture Storage Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PCS files.

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