Full format name of files that use PRS extension is Harvard Graphics Presentation. Harvard Graphics Presentation format was developed by Harvard Graphics. Files with PRS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PRS file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Users are advised to use Harvard Graphics presentation software software for managing PRS files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.
Programs that can handle PRS files are as follows. PRS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with PRS extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Harvard Graphics Presentation files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with PRS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PRS files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Harvard Graphics presentation software or different compatible program, such as Harvard Graphics ChartXL, Corel Presentations. 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 Harvard Graphics presentation software installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening PRS files still occur even after installing Harvard Graphics presentation software, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Harvard Graphics presentation software is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Harvard Graphics presentation software cannot handle files with PRS may be that the software is outdated.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 Harvard Graphics presentation software.
After installing Harvard Graphics presentation software (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PRS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PRS file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the PRS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PRS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PRS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic PRS 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 PRS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Harvard Graphics Presentation file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PRS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Harvard Graphics Presentation 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 PRS files.
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