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PW3 File Extension

Pulse Player

What is PW3 file?

Full format name of files that use PW3 extension is Pulse Player. PW3 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with PW3 extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 771 various file formats. RealPlayer is by far the most used program for working with PW3 files. RealPlayer software was developed by RealNetworks, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about PW3 files or the RealPlayer software program.

Programs which support PW3 file extension

The following listing features PW3-compatible programs. Files with PW3 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 PW3 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PW3 extension?

Problems with accessing PW3 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Pulse Player files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install RealPlayer software

Install software to open PW3 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PW3 files is that no program that can handle PW3 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download RealPlayer and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download RealPlayer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit RealNetworks, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension PW3You still cannot access PW3 files although RealPlayer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 PW3 files are not compatible with RealPlayer. The latest version of RealPlayer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign RealPlayer to PW3 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PW3 files with latest version of RealPlayer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PW3 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the PW3 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the RealPlayer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PW3 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PW3 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PW3 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 PW3 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PW3 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 PW3 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PW3 file for viruses
1. Verify that the PW3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PW3 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PW3 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PW3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PW3 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the PW3 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PW3 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PW3 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Pulse Player file. It may be the case that the PW3 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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