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PSML File Extension

Packet Summary Markup Language

What is PSML file?

PSML filename suffix is mostly used for Packet Summary Markup Language files. Files with PSML extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PSML file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1205 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PSML files is Windows Notepad, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Windows Notepad was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PSML files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PSML file extension

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

How to open file with PSML extension?

Being unable to open files with PSML extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PSML 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.

Step 1. Install Windows Notepad software

Install software to open PSML file Problems with opening and working with PSML files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PSML files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Notepad or different compatible program, such as Sublime Text. 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 Windows Notepad installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Windows Notepad and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PSMLYou still cannot access PSML files although Windows Notepad is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Windows Notepad installed, it may not support PSML format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Notepad.

Step 3. Assign Windows Notepad to PSML files

After installing Windows Notepad (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PSML files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PSML file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PSML file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Windows Notepad installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PSML files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PSML file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PSML file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PSML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PSML for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PSML file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the PSML is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PSML file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PSML file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the PSML file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with PSML extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Packet Summary Markup Language file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Windows Notepad

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PSML files. Close all running programs and try opening the PSML file.

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 Packet Summary Markup Language file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PSML files affecting older versions of given software.

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