PL9 File Extension

PL9 file icon
PcAnywhere Log Format

What is PL9 file?

PL9 is a file extension commonly associated with PcAnywhere Log Format files. PL9 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PL9 file format, along with 5741 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The software recommended for managing PL9 files is pcAnywhere. On the official website of Symantec Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about thepcAnywhere software, but also about PL9 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PL9 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PL9 files. Files with PL9 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PL9 file

Windows Windows

Updated: 11/27/2020

How to open file with PL9 extension?

Being unable to open files with PL9 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PL9 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install pcAnywhere

Install software to open PL9 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PL9 files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download pcAnywhere 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. If you want to download pcAnywhere installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Symantec Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension PL9If you already have pcAnywhere installed on your systems and PL9 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. The reason that pcAnywhere cannot handle files with PL9 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of pcAnywhere is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PL9 files to pcAnywhere

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PL9 files with latest version of pcAnywhere you have installed 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 PL9 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PL9 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where pcAnywhere is installed, check the Always use this app to open PL9 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PL9 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PL9 extension, 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 PL9 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PL9 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PL9 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PL9 file for viruses
1. Verify that the PL9 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PL9 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PL9 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PL9 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the PL9 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic PL9 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PL9 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PcAnywhere Log Format file.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PL9 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with PcAnywhere Log Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PL9 files.

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