PUZ is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Publisher Packed Format files. Microsoft Publisher Packed Format specification was created by Microsoft. PUZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PUZ file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Publisher software for managing PUZ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Microsoft Publisher software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PUZ files or the Microsoft Publisher software program.
The following listing features PUZ-compatible programs. Files with PUZ 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.
Being unable to open files with PUZ extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PUZ 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 PUZ files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PUZ files is that no program that can handle PUZ files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Publisher or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Publisher installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening PUZ files still occur even after installing Microsoft Publisher, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Publisher is available. 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 Microsoft Publisher installed, it may not support PUZ format. The most recent version of Microsoft Publisher is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft Publisher installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PUZ on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PUZ file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the PUZ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PUZ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the PUZ file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 PUZ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PUZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the PUZ file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Publisher Packed 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 PUZ files.
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