PXL File Extension

PXL file icon
Pocket Excel Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is PXL file?

PXL is a file extension commonly associated with Pocket Excel Format files. Microsoft defined the Pocket Excel Format format standard. PXL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with PXL extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. SpreadCE supports PXL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support PXL file extension

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

Programs that support PXL file

How to open file with PXL extension?

Problems with accessing PXL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Pocket Excel Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install SpreadCE software

Problems with opening and working with PXL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PXL files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing SpreadCE or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Excel, NeoOffice, ActiveSync. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PXL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SpreadCE installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of SpreadCE

If the problems with opening PXL files still occur even after installing SpreadCE, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SpreadCE is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of SpreadCE installed, it may not support PXL format. The most recent version of SpreadCE is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Pocket Excel Format files with SpreadCE

If you have the latest version of SpreadCE installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PXL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PXL file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where SpreadCE is installed, check the Always use this app to open PXL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PXL extension, 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PXL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PXL for errors

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

1. Check the PXL file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the PXL 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. If the scanner detected that the PXL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with PXL extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the PXL 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. When downloading the file with PXL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open SpreadCE

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PXL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Pocket Excel Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PXL files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a PXL file

File Conversions from PXL extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PXL file
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