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PR3 File Extension

DBASE IV PostScript Printer Driver

What is PR3 file?

PR3 filename suffix is mostly used for DBASE IV PostScript Printer Driver files. Files with PR3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PR3 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PR3 files is dBASE. On the official website of dataBased Intelligence, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about thedBASE software, but also about PR3 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PR3 file extension

The following listing features PR3-compatible programs. Files with PR3 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 PR3 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PR3 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PR3 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PR3 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PR3 files.

Step 1. Install dBASE software

Install software to open PR3 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PR3 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install dBASE. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading dBASE installed is by going to developer’s website (dataBased Intelligence, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension PR3If you already have dBASE installed on your systems and PR3 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PR3 files are not compatible with dBASE. The latest version of dBASE should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign dBASE to PR3 files

After installing dBASE (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PR3 files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with PR3 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PR3 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where dBASE is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PR3 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PR3 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PR3 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select dBASE and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PR3 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the PR3 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PR3 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PR3 file for viruses
1. Verify that the PR3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PR3 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. PR3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PR3 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic PR3 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. When downloading the file with PR3 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. 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 dBASE

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PR3 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DBASE IV PostScript Printer Driver file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PR3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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