Full format name of files that use POR extension is SPSS Portable Format. SPSS defined the SPSS Portable Format format standard. POR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with POR extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. Users are advised to use SPSS software for managing POR files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theSPSS software, but also about POR and other supported file formats.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with POR files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with POR 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.
Being unable to open files with POR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with POR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports POR files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download SPSS 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SPSS website and download the installer.
You still cannot access POR files although SPSS is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why POR files are not compatible with SPSS. The most recent version of SPSS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of SPSS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage POR on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the POR file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the POR 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 POR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the POR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with POR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SPSS Portable Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with POR extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SPSS Portable Format files. It may be the case that the POR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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