PRN File

What are PRN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PRN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PRN file?

PRN files have multiple uses, and Byline Printer Configuration is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Byline Printer Configuration

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PRN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PRN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PRN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 10, 2022

More file formats using the PRN extension

Through our research of PRN files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Dr. Halo Printer Definition
  • ICC Kodak Printer Image Format
  • Kyocera PRESCRIBE Printing Language
  • Kyocera Print Output
  • Nota Bene Printer Definition
  • PC-Type Printer Escape Codes

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

SwiftView ViewerSwiftView ViewerVerified
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
FreePDFFreePDFUser submitted
FreePDF XPFreePDF XPUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
SCREEN MultiStudioSCREEN MultiStudioUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
PrintFilePrintFileUser submitted

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