SPSX File Extension

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IBM SPSS Password Protected Data Format

What is SPSX file?

SPSX filename suffix is mostly used for IBM SPSS Password Protected Data Format files. SPSX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. SPSX file format, along with 210 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. The software recommended for managing SPSX files is SPSS. SPSS software was developed by IBM, and on its official website you may find more information about SPSX files or the SPSS software program.

Programs which support SPSX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support SPSX files. Files with SPSX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support SPSX file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/21/2020

How to open file with SPSX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SPSX files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to IBM SPSS Password Protected Data 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

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SPSX files is that no program that can handle SPSX files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install SPSS. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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

You still cannot access SPSX files although SPSS is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 SPSX files are not compatible with SPSS. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SPSS.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SPSX files to SPSS

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SPSX files with latest version of SPSS you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the SPSX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SPSS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SPSX files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SPSX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SPSX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SPSX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SPSX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the SPSX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SPSX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the SPSX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 SPSX 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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IBM SPSS Password Protected Data Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle SPSS

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SPSX 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 IBM SPSS Password Protected Data Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SPSX files.

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