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PE4 File Extension

Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive

What is PE4 file?

PE4 filename suffix is mostly used for Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive files. Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive format was developed by Ulead. PE4 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with PE4 extension are categorized as Raster Image Files files. The Raster Image Files subset comprises 522 various file formats. Ulead Photo Explorer supports PE4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Corel Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theUlead Photo Explorer software, but also about PE4 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PE4 file extension

Programs that can handle PE4 files are as follows. Files with PE4 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 PE4 file

How to open file with PE4 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PE4 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PE4 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PE4 files.

Step 1. Get the Ulead Photo Explorer

Install software to open PE4 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PE4 files is that no program that can handle PE4 files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Ulead Photo Explorer or one of the recommended programs (for example, XnView, Ulead PhotoImpact) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PE4 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Ulead Photo Explorer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Corel Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Ulead Photo Explorer

Update software that support file extension PE4You still cannot access PE4 files although Ulead Photo Explorer 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. If you have an older version of Ulead Photo Explorer installed, it may not support PE4 format. The most recent version of Ulead Photo Explorer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive files with Ulead Photo Explorer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PE4 files with latest version of Ulead Photo Explorer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PE4 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PE4 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Ulead Photo Explorer is installed, check the Always use this app to open PE4 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PE4 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PE4 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PE4 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the PE4 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PE4 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PE4 file for viruses
1. Verify that the PE4 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PE4 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PE4 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PE4 file’s structure is intact

If the PE4 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with PE4 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Ulead Photo Explorer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PE4 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 Photo Explorer Thumbnail Archive 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 PE4 files.

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