PET File Extension

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Puppy Linux Install Package
  • Developer
    Barry Kauler
  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is PET file?

PET is a file extension commonly associated with Puppy Linux Install Package files. Puppy Linux Install Package specification was created by Barry Kauler. PET files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with PET extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 189 various file formats. WinZip supports PET files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PET files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PET file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PET files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PET 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 PET file

How to open file with PET extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PET files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PET files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install WinZip software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PET files is that no program that can handle PET files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select WinZip or one of the recommended programs (for example, 7-Zip, WinRAR, Mac OS X) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PET files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit WinZip website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

You still cannot access PET files although WinZip is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of WinZip installed, it may not support PET format. The latest version of WinZip should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Puppy Linux Install Package files with WinZip

If you have the latest version of WinZip installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PET 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the PET with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open PET files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PET file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PET extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PET file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the PET is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PET file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the PET 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PET 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Puppy Linux Install Package file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle WinZip

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

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 Puppy Linux Install Package files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PET files affecting older versions of given software.

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