PEC File Extension

PEC file icon
Brother Embroidery Format
  • Developer
    Brother International Corporation
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is PEC file?

Full format name of files that use PEC extension is Brother Embroidery Format. Brother Embroidery Format format was developed by Brother International Corporation. PEC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Mac OS, Windows system platform. PEC file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use creative 4D Software software for managing PEC files, although 7 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support PEC file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PEC files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PEC 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 PEC file

How to open file with PEC extension?

Being unable to open files with PEC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PEC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install creative 4D Software

Problems with opening and working with PEC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PEC files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing creative 4D Software or different compatible program, such as Embird Suite, OESD ARTsizer, Janome Digitalizer Pro. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download creative 4D Software installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of creative 4D Software

If you already have creative 4D Software installed on your systems and PEC 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 PEC files are not compatible with creative 4D Software. The latest version of creative 4D Software should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Brother Embroidery Format files with creative 4D Software

After installing creative 4D Software (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PEC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PEC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where creative 4D Software is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PEC files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PEC 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PEC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PEC is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PEC file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the PEC in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PEC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PEC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PEC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic PEC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PEC 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 Brother Embroidery Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle creative 4D Software

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Brother Embroidery Format 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 PEC files.

Conversion of a PEC file

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