SAM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SAM file?

Files that contain the .sam file extension are most commonly associated with word processing documents that have been created by the Samna Ami Pro word processing application.

Samna Ami Pro was purchased by Lotus, which was later purchased by IBM. The current version of the Ami Pro software is called IBM Lotus Word Pro 9.8.

The .sam file extension is also used for some of the files used by the MS Office 97 software. These SAM files contain converter files that are used by the software application.

The CalTech PaleoMag software application has also been reported to use the .sam file suffix. This program uses the .sam file extension for the data files that are used by the software.

How to open SAM 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 SAM for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SAM

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Cool Edit ProCool Edit ProUser submitted
AuditionAuditionUser submitted
MultitrackStudio LiteMultitrackStudio LiteUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Serious SamurizeSerious SamurizeUser submitted
Speak-A-MessageSpeak-A-MessageUser submitted
Integrated Software PackageIntegrated Software PackageUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
IBM Lotus Word ProIBM Lotus Word ProUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SAM-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 SAM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!