U12 File Extension

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UFile 2012 Tax Return
  • Developer
    Dr Tax Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is U12 file?

U12 filename suffix is mostly used for UFile 2012 Tax Return files. UFile 2012 Tax Return format was developed by Dr Tax Software. Files with U12 extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. U12 file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling U12 files is UFile, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named UFile was created by Thomson Reuters. In order to find more detailed information on the software and U12 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support U12 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with U12 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. U12 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support U12 file

How to open file with U12 extension?

Problems with accessing U12 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with U12 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the UFile

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports U12 files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing UFile or different compatible program, such as TurboTax. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support U12 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download UFile installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Thomson Reuters website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update UFile to the latest version

If you already have UFile installed on your systems and U12 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why U12 files are not compatible with UFile. The most recent version of UFile is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open U12 files to UFile

After installing UFile (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open U12 files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the U12 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 UFile is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open U12 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the U12 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with U12 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the U12 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the U12 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the U12 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the U12 file hinders attempts to open 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 U12 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic U12 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with U12 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the UFile 2012 Tax Return file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle UFile

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with U12 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with UFile 2012 Tax Return files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the U12 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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