PLW filename suffix is mostly used for PicoLog Data Format files. PicoLog Data Format specification was created by Pico Technology. Files with PLW extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PLW extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. PicoLog is by far the most used program for working with PLW files. On the official website of Pico Technology developer not only will you find detailed information about thePicoLog software, but also about PLW and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle PLW files are as follows. Files with PLW suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing PLW may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PLW 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.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PLW files is that no program that can handle PLW files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install PicoLog. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit PicoLog website and download the installer.
If you already have PicoLog installed on your systems and PLW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of PicoLog installed, it may not support PLW format. The latest version of PicoLog should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing PicoLog (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PLW files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 PLW file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the PLW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PLW file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PLW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the PLW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 PLW extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PicoLog Data Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PLW files. Close all running programs and try opening the PLW file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PicoLog Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PLW files.
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