PSR File Extension

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Powersoft Report Format
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What is PSR file?

PSR is a file extension commonly associated with Powersoft Report Format files. Powersoft Report Format format was developed by Sybase. PSR files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PSR file belongs to the Layout Files category just like 137 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PSR files is PowerBuilder, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support PSR file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PSR files. Files with PSR 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 PSR file

How to open file with PSR extension?

Being unable to open files with PSR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PSR 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 PSR files.

Step 1. Download and install PowerBuilder

Problems with opening and working with PSR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PSR files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install PowerBuilder or one to the listed programs: InfoMaker. 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 PowerBuilder website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of PowerBuilder and update if needed

If you already have PowerBuilder installed on your systems and PSR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 PowerBuilder installed, it may not support PSR 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 PowerBuilder.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PSR files to PowerBuilder

After installing PowerBuilder (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PSR files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

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 PSR file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PowerBuilder is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PSR files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PSR extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select PowerBuilder and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PSR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PSR 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 PSR file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the PSR file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PSR file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PSR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the PSR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PSR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Powersoft Report Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PSR files.

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