File Extension PRN

.PRN File

File extension: PRN
File type: Printer Text File
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Notes about the PRN file extension:



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The PRN file type is primarily associated with 'Printer Text File'. When you print to a file the program outputs whatever it would have sent to the printer you have attached to your computer to a file instead. The idea is that later you might want to send this file to a similar printer on a different computer. So, the main use for a .PRN file is to copy it to a printer in order to get the output. You can open a .PRN file in any text editor but what you'll likely see is your text surrounded by a whole bunch of "junk" which represents all the various printer codes necessary to set margins, special spacing, graphics, etc., etc.

Detailed information for file extension PRN:


Primary association: Printer Text File
Program ID: PrintFile
Related links: How to Print From a PRN File

Other applications associated with file type PRN:

  • Calcomp Raster (Bitmap)Black and white or 4bit CMYK. This association is classified as Graphic. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 02 50 , ASCII: .P
  • DataCAD (Windows Printer File) by DATACAD LLCArchitectural CAD program. This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • HP Printer Control Language Related links: SwiftView
  • PostScript File
  • Signature (Printer Driver)
  • XYWrite Printer Driver
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PRN

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: CorelDRAW.Graphic.11, FileType: CorelDRAW 11.0 Graphic, AppName: CorelDRAW(R)
EXEFile: coreldrw.exe

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.8
EXEFile: C:\Corel\Graphics8\Programs\coreldrw.exe -DDE

ProgramID: MXprn
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\mfw\pfe\pfe32.exe %1

ProgramID: PDFCreator PRN.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JawsSystems\Jaws PDF Creator\Topdf.exe %1

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.9
EXEFile: C:\Corel\Graphics9\Programs\coreldrw.exe -DDE

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.9
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\Graphics9\Programs\coreldrw.exe -DDE

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.10
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\corel\graphics10\programs\coreldrw.exe %1

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\programs\coreldrw.exe -DDE

ProgramID: CorelDRAW ESSENTIALS.Graphic.11.2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\CorelDRAW ESSENTIALS 2\PROGRAMS\CORELDRW.EXE -DDE

ProgramID: CorelDRAW ESSENTIALS.Graphic.11.2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PROGRAMS\CORELDRW.EXE -DDE

ProgramID: FreePDF
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\FreePDF_XP\FreePDF.exe

ProgramID: TS_Printout_File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Timberline Office\Accounting\tsObject.exe

ProgramID: application/vnd.hp-PCL
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SwiftView\sview.exe

ProgramID: PrintFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PRINTF~1\PRFILE32.EXE

ProgramID: PrintFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PRINTF~1\PRFILE32.EXE

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\corel\Programs\coreldrw.exe -DDE


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