PEN File Extension

PEN file icon
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
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    3.3 (3 votes)

What is PEN file?

PEN is a file extension commonly associated with Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format files. Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format specification was created by Corel Corporation. PEN files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PEN file format, along with 129 other file formats, belongs to the Vector Image Files category. PaintShop Pro is by far the most used program for working with PEN files.

Programs which support PEN file extension

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

How to open file with PEN extension?

Problems with accessing PEN may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install PaintShop Pro software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PEN files is that no program that can handle PEN files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install PaintShop Pro. 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 PaintShop Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of PaintShop Pro and update if needed

If the problems with opening PEN files still occur even after installing PaintShop Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PaintShop Pro is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of PaintShop Pro installed, it may not support PEN format. The latest version of PaintShop Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format files with PaintShop Pro

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PEN file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PEN extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PEN 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 PEN file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The PEN may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PEN file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PEN file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with PEN extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the PEN file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the PEN file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PEN files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Enamel Presets Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PEN files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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