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PHS File Extension

XtalView Phase
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    Xtalview
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What is PHS file?

PHS filename suffix is mostly used for XtalView Phase files. Xtalview defined the XtalView Phase format standard. PHS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux system platform. Files with PHS extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The software recommended for managing PHS files is Xtalview. Software named Xtalview was created by Xtalview. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PHS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PHS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PHS files. Files with PHS 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 PHS file

How to open file with PHS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PHS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PHS 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 Xtalview software

Install software to open PHS file Problems with opening and working with PHS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PHS files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Xtalview and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PHS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Xtalview installed is by going to developer’s website (Xtalview) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Xtalview to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PHSIf the problems with opening PHS files still occur even after installing Xtalview, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Xtalview is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PHS files are not compatible with Xtalview. The most recent version of Xtalview is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate XtalView Phase files with Xtalview

After installing Xtalview (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PHS files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with PHS file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PHS extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Xtalview and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PHS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PHS file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PHS file for viruses
1. The PHS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PHS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PHS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PHS 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 PHS 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with XtalView Phase files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PHS files affecting older versions of given software.

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