File Extension PHO

.PHO File

File extension: PHO
File type: Gerber Photoplot File


Notes about the PHO file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The PHO file type is primarily associated with 'Gerber Photoplot File'. Gerber Format (also known as RS-274) is the industry standard format for describing PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards). It's a plotter language originally designed to drive aperture based vector photo plotters.

Detailed information for file extension PHO:


Primary association: Gerber Photoplot File
Identifying characters Hex: 2A , ASCII: *
Related links: ViewMate Free Gerber File Viewer, GC-Prevue Free Gerber File Viewer

Other applications associated with file type PHO:

  • Metz Phone Phone List
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PHO

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: PrintShop.Project
EXEFile: C:\The Print Shop Products\The Print Shop Pro Publisher 6.0\The Print Shop 6.0\ps6.exe %1


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