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PLST File Extension

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What is PLST file?

PLST is a file extension commonly associated with SmartMusic Playlist files. MakeMusic defined the SmartMusic Playlist format standard. PLST files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. PLST file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. SmartMusic supports PLST files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support PLST file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PLST files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PLST 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 PLST file

How to open file with PLST extension?

Being unable to open files with PLST extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PLST 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 SmartMusic

Install software to open PLST file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PLST files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SmartMusic or one to the listed programs: SmartMusic for Students. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PLST files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SmartMusic installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension PLSTIf the problems with opening PLST files still occur even after installing SmartMusic, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SmartMusic is available. 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 SmartMusic installed, it may not support PLST format. The most recent version of SmartMusic is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PLST files to SmartMusic

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

Associate software with PLST file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PLST file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select SmartMusic and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PLST extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PLST for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PLST file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the PLST 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 PLST file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the PLST file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with PLST extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PLST 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 SmartMusic Playlist files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PLST files affecting older versions of given software.

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