PSZ File Extension

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Compressed PostScript Format
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What is PSZ file?

Full format name of files that use PSZ extension is Compressed PostScript Format. PSZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. PSZ file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 189 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use 7-Zip software for managing PSZ files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named 7-Zip was created by Igor Pavlov. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PSZ files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PSZ file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PSZ files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. PSZ files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PSZ file

How to open file with PSZ extension?

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

Step 1. Get the 7-Zip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PSZ files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing 7-Zip or different compatible program, such as Apple Archive Utility, WinZip. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download 7-Zip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Igor Pavlov website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update 7-Zip to the latest version

If the problems with opening PSZ files still occur even after installing 7-Zip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of 7-Zip is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PSZ files are not compatible with 7-Zip. The most recent version of 7-Zip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign 7-Zip to PSZ files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PSZ files with latest version of 7-Zip you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PSZ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 7-Zip installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PSZ files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PSZ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select 7-Zip and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PSZ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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

1. Verify that the PSZ in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PSZ file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PSZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PSZ 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. When downloading the file with PSZ 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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Compressed PostScript Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open 7-Zip

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Compressed PostScript Format files. It may be the case that the PSZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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