SPD File Extension

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SPSS Custom Dialog Format
  • Developer
    IBM
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.1 (12 votes)

What is SPD file?

Files with SPD extension are generated by SPSS, an statistical anaysis software. SPD files store custom dialog windows. SPD format was developed by SPSS Inc, which was bought by IBM in 2009.

SPD format features

SPSS uses SPD files for storing custom dialog windows created by user. SPD files can be used for creating user-generated input forms for custom statistics functions.

Programs which support SPD file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support SPD files. SPD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support SPD file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with SPD extension?

Being unable to open files with SPD extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SPSS Custom Dialog Format 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 SPSS

Problems with opening and working with SPD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SPD files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the SPSS developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SPD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SPSS installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If you already have SPSS installed on your systems and SPD 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. If you have an older version of SPSS installed, it may not support SPD format. The latest version of SPSS should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign SPSS to SPD files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SPD files with latest version of SPSS you have installed 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 SPD 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 SPSS is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SPD files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SPD file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SPD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

1. The SPD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SPD file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SPD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SPD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic SPD 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 SPD 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

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 SPSS

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SPSS Custom Dialog Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SPD files affecting older versions of given software.

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