Opening PES files

Did your computer fail to open a PES file? We explain what PES files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PES files.

What is a PES file?

Files that contain the .pes file extension are most commonly associated with computer aided manufacturing (CAM) applications.

The PES files that are associated with these CAM applications contain instructions that an application uses to create embroideries with a computer-aided digital sewing machine. The computer application that is running the sewing machine uses the PES file to create the designed embroidery pattern. The file contains the pattern layout information as well as the embroidery color design.

The Corel Word Perfect Program Editor has also been known to use the .pes file suffix. These PES files contain the workspace files that are created with the Corel program.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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