PRO is a file extension commonly associated with Profile Format files. PRO file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with PRO extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. Pro/Engineer supports PRO files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used.
The following listing features PRO-compatible programs. Files with PRO 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.
Problems with accessing PRO may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PRO 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 PRO files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PRO files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Pro/Engineer or one to the listed programs: Pegasus Mail, Qt SDK, Jabbim. 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 Pro/Engineer website and download the installer.
You still cannot access PRO files although Pro/Engineer 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. The reason that Pro/Engineer cannot handle files with PRO may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Pro/Engineer.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PRO files with latest version of Pro/Engineer you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PRO file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PRO file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PRO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PRO file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the PRO 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PRO extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Profile Format file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PRO files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Profile 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 PRO files.
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