PDI File Extension

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Microsoft PowerPoint Import Or Export Format
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What is PDI file?

PDI filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft PowerPoint Import Or Export Format files. PDI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PDI file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft PowerPoint supports PDI 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 PDI files or the Microsoft PowerPoint software program.

Programs which support PDI file extension

Programs that can handle PDI files are as follows. PDI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PDI file

How to open file with PDI extension?

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

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft PowerPoint

Problems with opening and working with PDI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PDI files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft PowerPoint or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PDI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft PowerPoint installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint

If you already have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your systems and PDI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PDI files are not compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. The most recent version of Microsoft PowerPoint is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft PowerPoint Import Or Export Format files with Microsoft PowerPoint

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PDI files with latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PDI 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft PowerPoint is installed, check the Always use this app to open PDI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PDI file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PDI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PDI is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PDI file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The PDI 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 PDI file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PDI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the PDI file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PDI 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft PowerPoint Import Or Export Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft PowerPoint

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

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 Microsoft PowerPoint Import Or Export Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PDI files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a PDI file

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