PLW File Extension

PLW file icon
PicoLog Data Format
  • Developer
    Pico Technology
  • Popularity
    3.2 (5 votes)

What is PLW file?

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 which support PLW file extension

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.

Programs that support PLW file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PLW extension?

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.

Step 1. Download and install PicoLog

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.

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

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.

Step 3. Associate PicoLog Data Format files with PicoLog

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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PLW file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PicoLog is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PLW files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PLW file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PLW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PLW is not faulty

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.

1. Check the PLW file for viruses or malware

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

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

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.

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

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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