PRC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PRC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PRC files.

What is a PRC file?

Files that contain the .prc file extension store installer packages for applications that are run on the Palm operating system. Oftentimes the PRC files will contain Palm OS system updates, but other Palm applications can also use the PRC format.

The .prc file extension is also used by the Corel Presentations software program. These PRC files contain presentation slide shows (similar to those created in Microsoft's PowerPoint) that are created by the Presentations software application that is distributed by Corel.

On some occasions, a file containing the .prc file extension may also contain a digital eBook. These files allow users to read digital eBooks using the Mobipocket Reader application.

How to open PRC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PRC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PRC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PRC

While we know of one file format using the .PRC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PRC file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PRC files. Remember, different programs may use PRC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Amazon KindleAmazon KindleUser submitted
Amazon Kindle For PCAmazon Kindle For PCUser submitted
Mobipocket ReaderMobipocket ReaderUser submitted
palmOne Quick InstallpalmOne Quick InstallUser submitted
Palm Quick InstallPalm Quick InstallUser submitted
Palm DesktopPalm DesktopUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PRC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PRC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!