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File extension P3L

The most common cause of problems with opening the P3L file is simply the lack of appropriate applications installed on your computer. In this case, it is sufficient to find, download and install an application that supports the P3L file format - this type of programs are available below.

File type Adobe Photoshop Light Preset Format
Developer Adobe Systems



It should be noted that some coded data from files that your computer does not read can be sometimes previewed in a Notepad. This way, we will read passages of a text or numbers. It is worth checking if this method can also be applied to the P3L files.

What should be done when an application from the list has already been installed?

Often, an installed application should automatically link to a P3L file. If it did not happen, the P3L file can be linked with the newly installed application manually. Simply right-click on the P3L file, then from the available list select "Choose default program". Next, select "Browse" and find the application you selected. These changes have to be confirmed by pressing the "OK" button.

Programs that can open the P3L file

  • Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
Mac OS
  • Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

Why can’t I open the P3L file?

However, problems with the P3L files can also have a different background. Sometimes even the software, installed on your computer, that supports the P3L files does not solve the problem. The reason for the fact that the P3L file can’t be opened and used can also be:

- an incorrect link to the P3L file in the registry entries
- corruption of a P3L file, that you want to open
- infection of a P3L file (viruses)
- insufficient computer hardware resources
- drivers out of date
- accidental deletion of the P3L file from the Windows registry
- incomplete installation of the program that supports a P3L file?

Solving these problems should allow the free opening and working with the P3L files. If the computer still has problems with the files, use the services of an expert who will diagnose a specific cause.

My computer does not show file extensions, what should I do?

In the standard Windows settings, a computer user cannot see the P3L file extension. However, you can successfully change this in the settings. Just go to "Control Panel" and select "Appearance and Personalization". Then, go to the "Folder Options" and open the "View" tab. On the "View" tab, you will find "Hide extensions for known file types" – you should mark this option and confirm by pressing "OK". At this point, the extension of all files, including the P3L files should be displayed after the file name.