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SPEF File Extension

Standard Parasitic Exchange Format

What is SPEF file?

Full format name of files that use SPEF extension is Standard Parasitic Exchange Format. SPEF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. SPEF file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Sublime Text software for managing SPEF files, although 7 other programs can also handle this type of file. Sublime Text software was developed by Sublime HQ Pty Ltd, and on its official website you may find more information about SPEF files or the Sublime Text software program.

Programs which support SPEF file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SPEF files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with SPEF 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 SPEF file

Updated: 10/29/2020

How to open file with SPEF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SPEF files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with SPEF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SPEF files.

Step 1. Download and install Sublime Text

Install software to open SPEF file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SPEF files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Sublime Text or different compatible program, such as PSPad, NotePad++ text editor, Atom. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SPEF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Sublime Text website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Sublime Text and update if needed

Update software that support file extension SPEFIf the problems with opening SPEF files still occur even after installing Sublime Text, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Sublime Text is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why SPEF files are not compatible with Sublime Text. The latest version of Sublime Text should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Standard Parasitic Exchange Format files with Sublime Text

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SPEF files with latest version of Sublime Text you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with SPEF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SPEF file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Sublime Text is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SPEF files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SPEF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SPEF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SPEF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the SPEF for 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 SPEF file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check SPEF file for viruses
1. Check the SPEF file for viruses or malware

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

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

If you obtained the problematic SPEF 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. If the SPEF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Standard Parasitic Exchange Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Sublime Text

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SPEF extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

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

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