SAM file icon

SAM File Extension

Ami Pro Document
  • Developer
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.6 (11 votes)

What is SAM file?

File with SAM extension is a document file created with one of the first word processor tools ever released, Samna Ami Pro. In the early 1990s the technology was acquired by Lotus Development Corporation. The software was available for Windows 3.x and offered many advanced features long before MS Word was released. Ami Pro is now distributed as a part of Lotus SmartSuite package Word Pro.

Innovative word processor

Lotus Ami Pro in 1993 shipped with many advanced features that were ahead of its time. Among the features were:

  • graphical interface,
  • TrueType fonts,
  • vector graphics editor,
  • advanced text formatting settings saved in SAM files.

Programs which support SAM file extension

The following listing features SAM-compatible programs. SAM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support SAM file

Updated: 04/07/2020

How to open file with SAM extension?

Being unable to open files with SAM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with SAM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Ami Pro

Install software to open SAM file Problems with opening and working with SAM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SAM files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Ami Pro or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect Office, Ability Write) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SAM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Ami Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Ami Pro

Update software that support file extension SAMIf you already have Ami Pro installed on your systems and SAM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SAM files are not compatible with Ami Pro. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Ami Pro.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SAM files to Ami Pro

After installing Ami Pro (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SAM files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SAM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the SAM file and choose Open with option
  • 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 Ami Pro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SAM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with SAM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SAM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Ami Pro and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SAM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the SAM 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 SAM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the SAM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the SAM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the SAM 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 SAM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Ami Pro Document file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Ami Pro

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SAM 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 Ami Pro Document 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 SAM files affecting older versions of given software.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the SAM file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on SAM file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
dwf icon


Design Web Format Format

DWF file format is designed to store 2D/3D drawings used by various CAD design software. The format was created by Autocad. DWF files can hold desi...

Last updated