PDT File Extension

PDT file icon
ProCite Database
  • Developer
    Thomson Reuters
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.8 (5 votes)

What is PDT file?

PDT filename suffix is mostly used for ProCite Database files. Thomson Reuters defined the ProCite Database format standard. Files with PDT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PDT file format, along with 361 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports PDT files is ProCite. On the official website of Thomson Reuters developer not only will you find detailed information about theProCite software, but also about PDT and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PDT file extension

The following listing features PDT-compatible programs. PDT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PDT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PDT extension?

Problems with accessing PDT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ProCite Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PDT files.

Step 1. Download and install ProCite

Install software to open PDT file Problems with opening and working with PDT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PDT files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ProCite and install it on your device. 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 ProCite installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Thomson Reuters website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension PDTYou still cannot access PDT files although ProCite is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 PDT files are not compatible with ProCite. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ProCite.

Step 3. Assign ProCite to PDT files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PDT files with latest version of ProCite 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 PDT 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 PDT 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 ProCite is installed, check the Always use this app to open PDT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PDT file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PDT 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PDT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PDT is not faulty

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 PDT file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check PDT file for viruses
1. The PDT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PDT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PDT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic PDT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 PDT 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

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 ProCite Database files. It may be the case that the PDT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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