PRG File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PRG file?

The .prg file extension is associated with a variety of program files. These files often contain executable functions or scripts that are run within the various software applications. Some PRG files also contain text files with source code. These files can be compiled to create an executable program.

Some popular applications that use the PRG file extension for program files are Microsoft FoxPro, WAVmaker, RPG Toolkit and RAPID.

The .prg file extension is also used for OzWin purged messages files and ZX Spectrum SpecEM snapshot files.

How to open PRG 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 PRG for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PRG

While we know of one file format using the .PRG 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 .PRG file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Microsoft Visual FoxProMicrosoft Visual FoxProUser submitted
Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted
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C64 ForeverC64 ForeverUser submitted
FoxProFoxProUser submitted
PVSOL ExpertPVSOL ExpertUser submitted
dBASE PLUSdBASE PLUSUser submitted
Cool Edit ProCool Edit ProUser submitted
RetroPlatformRetroPlatformUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PRG-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 PRG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!