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RPT File Extension

Crystal Reports Format
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    SAP
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    3.4 (14 votes)

What is RPT file?

The Crystal Reports application, designed for managing and reporting business data, enables to store output files of a project in the RPT format. It is a report file which contains detailed data introduced by users. It enables multiple verification and applying corrections in a given project.

Additional information

A single RPT file may contain many sources of the project’s database. It may also comprise of a sorted fragment of data; it provides functionality that enables to sort such data.

The RPT format is available for Mac and Microsoft Windows environments.

Programs which support RPT file extension

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

Programs that support RPT file

Updated: 12/02/2021

How to open file with RPT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RPT files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with RPT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Crystal Reports

Install software to open RPT file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports RPT files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Crystal Reports or different compatible program, such as OrCAD PCB Designer, Crystal Reports Viewer, Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support RPT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Crystal Reports installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SAP AG website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Crystal Reports and update if needed

Update software that support file extension RPTIf you already have Crystal Reports installed on your systems and RPT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Crystal Reports installed, it may not support RPT format. The latest version of Crystal Reports should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Crystal Reports to RPT files

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

Associate software with RPT file on Windows

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 RPT file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Crystal Reports installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open RPT files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with RPT file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RPT extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Crystal Reports and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with RPT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the RPT is not faulty

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 RPT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check RPT file for viruses
1. The RPT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic RPT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 RPT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 Crystal Reports Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Crystal Reports

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Crystal Reports Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RPT files affecting older versions of given software.

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