Opening PRNFILE files

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

What is a PRNFILE file?

The .prn file extension is given to Printer Text Files. These files are created when you choose the "Print to File" option from a variety of software applications. These files contain an image of the very same things that would have been printed by your computer had you actually printed the file to an actual printer.

PRN files are similar in nature to PostScript files. Creating a PRN file allows you to print the file from any computer, even if the computer does not have the application that the file was created in. For example, if you had a file that had been created in PowerPoint, you could create a PRN file by choosing the "Print to File" option within the application and then print that file later from a computer even if that computer does not have PowerPoint installed.

Software that will open, convert or fix PRNFILE files

Unfortunately we have not received enough suggestions for software that can open PRNFILE files yet.

Try a universal file viewer

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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