PPW File Extension

PPW file icon
Micrografx Picture Publisher Wizard
  • Developer
    Micrografx, Inc.
  • Popularity
    2.6 (5 votes)

What is PPW file?

PPW filename suffix is mostly used for Micrografx Picture Publisher Wizard files. Micrografx Picture Publisher Wizard format was developed by Micrografx, Inc.. Files with PPW extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PPW file format, along with 1087 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular software that supports PPW files is Micrografx Picture Publisher. Software named Micrografx Picture Publisher was created by Micrografx, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PPW files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PPW file extension

Programs that can handle PPW files are as follows. Files with PPW 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 PPW file

How to open file with PPW extension?

Being unable to open files with PPW extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PPW files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PPW files.

Step 1. Install Micrografx Picture Publisher software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PPW files is that no program that can handle PPW files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Micrografx Picture Publisher. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PPW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Micrografx Picture Publisher website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Micrografx Picture Publisher and update if needed

You still cannot access PPW files although Micrografx Picture Publisher 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 PPW files are not compatible with Micrografx Picture Publisher. The latest version of Micrografx Picture Publisher should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Micrografx Picture Publisher to PPW files

If you have the latest version of Micrografx Picture Publisher installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PPW on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the PPW file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Micrografx Picture Publisher is installed, check the Always use this app to open PPW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PPW file and 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PPW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PPW file is complete and free of errors

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 PPW file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the PPW in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

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

If you obtained the problematic PPW file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with PPW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 Micrografx Picture Publisher

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PPW extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Micrografx Picture Publisher Wizard files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PPW files affecting older versions of given software.

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