PEA is a file extension commonly associated with PEA Format Archive files. PEA Format Archive format was developed by PeaZip. Files with PEA extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Windows platform. Files with PEA extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 189 various file formats. The most popular program for handling PEA files is PeaZip, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Giorgio Tani developer not only will you find detailed information about thePeaZip software, but also about PEA and other supported file formats.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PEA files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PEA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing PEA may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PEA Format Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PEA files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PeaZip and install it on your device. 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 PeaZip website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening PEA files still occur even after installing PeaZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PeaZip is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that PeaZip cannot handle files with PEA may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of PeaZip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing PeaZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PEA files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PEA file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PEA 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 PEA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the PEA 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 PEA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
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 PEA Format Archive file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PEA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with PEA Format Archive files. It may be the case that the PEA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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