PIS File Extension

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PS2DIS Project Format
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What is PIS file?

Full format name of files that use PIS extension is PS2DIS Project Format. ps2dis defined the PS2DIS Project Format format standard. Files with PIS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PIS extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PIS files is ps2dis.

Programs which support PIS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PIS files. PIS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PIS file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PIS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PIS files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PS2DIS Project Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install ps2dis software

Problems with opening and working with PIS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PIS files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ps2dis and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading ps2dis installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of ps2dis and update if needed

You still cannot access PIS files although ps2dis is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of ps2dis installed, it may not support PIS format. The latest version of ps2dis should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate PS2DIS Project Format files with ps2dis

If you have the latest version of ps2dis installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PIS on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PIS file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ps2dis installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PIS files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PIS file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ps2dis and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PIS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PIS file is complete and free of 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 PIS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the PIS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PIS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic PIS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PIS 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PS2DIS Project Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ps2dis

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

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 PS2DIS Project Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PIS files affecting older versions of given software.

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