SN2 File Extension

SN2 file icon
Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup
  • Developer
    Tom Ehlert
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is SN2 file?

SN2 filename suffix is mostly used for Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup files. Tom Ehlert defined the Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup format standard. SN2 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. SN2 file format, along with 174 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. The most popular software that supports SN2 files is Drive Snapshot. Software named Drive Snapshot was created by Tom Ehlert Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SN2 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support SN2 file extension

Programs that can handle SN2 files are as follows. Files with SN2 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.

Programs that support SN2 file

How to open file with SN2 extension?

Being unable to open files with SN2 extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup 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. Download and install Drive Snapshot

Problems with opening and working with SN2 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SN2 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Drive Snapshot. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Drive Snapshot website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Drive Snapshot and update if needed

If the problems with opening SN2 files still occur even after installing Drive Snapshot, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Drive Snapshot is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Drive Snapshot installed, it may not support SN2 format. The latest version of Drive Snapshot should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Drive Snapshot to SN2 files

If you have the latest version of Drive Snapshot installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SN2 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SN2 file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Drive Snapshot is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SN2 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SN2 file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SN2 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the SN2 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 SN2 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the SN2 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the SN2 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the SN2 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the SN2 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the SN2 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. If the SN2 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Drive Snapshot

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SN2 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Drive Snapshot Second Differential Backup file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SN2 files affecting older versions of given software.

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