PIP File Extension

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Office Personalized Settings Format
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What is PIP file?

Full format name of files that use PIP extension is Office Personalized Settings Format. Office Personalized Settings Format format was developed by Microsoft. PIP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PIP file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1087 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PIP files is Microsoft Word, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Word software, but also about PIP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PIP file extension

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

How to open file with PIP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PIP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PIP 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. Download and install Microsoft Word

Problems with opening and working with PIP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PIP files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Word or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PIP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Word installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Word and update if needed

If you already have Microsoft Word installed on your systems and PIP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Word installed, it may not support PIP format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Word.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Word to PIP files

After installing Microsoft Word (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PIP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the PIP file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Word is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PIP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PIP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Microsoft Word and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PIP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PIP for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PIP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the PIP 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 scanner detected that the PIP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PIP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PIP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Word

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

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

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

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