PDL File Extension

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Print Shop Deluxe Project Format
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What is PDL file?

Full format name of files that use PDL extension is Print Shop Deluxe Project Format. Print Shop Deluxe Project Format format was developed by Broderbund. PDL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with PDL extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. Print Shop is by far the most used program for working with PDL files. Print Shop software was developed by Br?derbund Software, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about PDL files or the Print Shop software program.

Programs which support PDL file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with PDL extension?

Problems with accessing PDL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PDL 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 PDL files.

Step 1. Download and install Print Shop

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PDL files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Print Shop developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Print Shop website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Print Shop and update if needed

If you already have Print Shop installed on your systems and PDL 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. If you have an older version of Print Shop installed, it may not support PDL format. The latest version of Print Shop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Print Shop Deluxe Project Format files with Print Shop

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PDL files with latest version of Print Shop you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PDL file and choose 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 Print Shop is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PDL files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PDL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 PDL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PDL 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 PDL file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the PDL file for viruses or malware

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the PDL 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. If the PDL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Print Shop Deluxe Project Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Print Shop

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

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 Print Shop Deluxe Project Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PDL files affecting older versions of given software.

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