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PIK File Extension

Protel 99 PIK

What is PIK file?

PIK filename suffix is mostly used for Protel 99 PIK files. Files with PIK extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PIK file format, along with 5939 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports PIK files is Altium Designer. Altium Designer software was developed by Altium Limited., and on its official website you may find more information about PIK files or the Altium Designer software program.

Programs which support PIK file extension

Programs that can handle PIK files are as follows. PIK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PIK file

How to open file with PIK extension?

Being unable to open files with PIK extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PIK 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 Altium Designer

Install software to open PIK file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PIK files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Altium Designer developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PIK files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Altium Designer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Altium Limited. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Altium Designer and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PIKIf you already have Altium Designer installed on your systems and PIK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Altium Designer cannot handle files with PIK may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Altium Designer.

Step 3. Assign Altium Designer to PIK files

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

Associate software with PIK file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PIK file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Altium Designer is installed, check the Always use this app to open PIK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PIK file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PIK file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PIK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PIK for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PIK file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PIK file for viruses
1. Verify that the PIK in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PIK is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PIK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the PIK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PIK extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 Protel 99 PIK file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Altium Designer

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Protel 99 PIK files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PIK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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