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What are PTN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PTN file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PTN files.

What is a PTN file?

PTN files have multiple uses, and PaperPort Thumbnail Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

PaperPort Thumbnail Image

PaperPort is a document management software application by Nuance Communications. The PaperPort software is used to scan and organize documents and share the documents with other users via email or the Web.

The PTN files contain thumbnails for images used with the application. A thumbnail is a miniature version of an image shown on image selection screens. This speeds up the display of images a lot since the files are a lot smaller, and the program does not need to scale down the full-size images on the fly.

These files are usually named PPThumbs.ptn or P11Thumbs.ptn.

How to open PTN files

We have identified one PTN opener that is compatible with this specific type of PTN file.

Programs that open PaperPort Thumbnail Image files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PTN

While PaperPort Thumbnail Image is a popular type of PTN-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PTN file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

TrendMicro Database

Database file used by TrendMicro's HouseCall and System Cleaner software packages.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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