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PI6 File Extension

DEGAS Bitmap Image Format

What is PI6 file?

PI6 filename suffix is mostly used for DEGAS Bitmap Image Format files. Atari defined the DEGAS Bitmap Image Format format standard. Files with PI6 extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. PI6 file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 522 other filename extensions listed in our database. XnView supports PI6 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about PI6 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PI6 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PI6 files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PI6 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 PI6 file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with PI6 extension?

Problems with accessing PI6 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PI6 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the XnView

Install software to open PI6 file Problems with opening and working with PI6 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PI6 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install XnView. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension PI6If the problems with opening PI6 files still occur even after installing XnView, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XnView is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of XnView installed, it may not support PI6 format. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate DEGAS Bitmap Image Format files with XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PI6 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 PI6 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PI6 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where XnView is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PI6 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PI6 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PI6 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 PI6 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PI6 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 PI6 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PI6 file for viruses
1. The PI6 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the PI6 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PI6 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PI6 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 PI6 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 PI6 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DEGAS Bitmap Image Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PI6 files. Close all running programs and try opening the PI6 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 DEGAS Bitmap Image 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 PI6 files.

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