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crozier
15-01-2003, 08:13 AM
I have a file which ends in .psp. At first I assumed that it was a Paint Shop Pro file so I downloaded it. However Paint Shop Pro won't open it.

Any ideas what other program(s) use the .psp suffix?

Chilling_Silence
15-01-2003, 08:16 AM
Im pretty sure itd be Paint Shop Pro...
Google says there's also:
Personal Security Program
and other wierd stuff, but mainly a lot of reference to Paint Shop Pro :)

Could the file be corrupt?

honeylaser
15-01-2003, 08:21 AM
From TechTarget (http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileFormatA/0,289933,sid9,00.html)

PSP Image file (PaintShop Pro)
PSP Procedure (Prodea Synergy)

godfather
15-01-2003, 08:22 AM
Project Scheduler Planning File

crozier
15-01-2003, 08:30 AM
Thanks for the quick replies guys. But it doesn't seem to be any of those. It appears to be a booklet, which is another reason why I thought it was Paintshop Pro. But Paintshop Pro says it's not a valid Paintshop Pro file.

crozier
15-01-2003, 08:33 AM
>Could the file be corrupt?

I'm starting to wonder that too :(

The author of the file is away until the end of the month so we can't ask her what it was created on or for another copy of the file.

honeylaser
15-01-2003, 08:36 AM
Are you sure it doesn't have a hidden extension? i.e. filename.psp.exe

It could also be a MS Pushpin File.

Something also to think about, all the different PaintShop versions use the same file extension, so it it possible it is, say, a version 3.0 file, and you are running a newer version?

Chilling_Silence
15-01-2003, 08:42 AM
Thats a good point.. And if you received it via email or something - you scanned it for viruses didnt you?!

Peter H
15-01-2003, 08:44 AM
Sure it's not .pps?
Bye

crozier
15-01-2003, 08:47 AM
>Something also to think about, all the different PaintShop versions use the same file extension, so it it possible it is, say, a version 3.0 file, and you are running a newer version?


I wasn't aware of that.... I'll scan through my old Mag CDs and see if I can find some older versions. Thanks.

There doesn't appear to be a hidden extension.

crozier
15-01-2003, 08:48 AM
>Thats a good point.. And if you received it via email or something - you scanned it for viruses didnt you?!

Nothing gets through the servers here at work without being scanned several times.

Babe Ruth
15-01-2003, 08:51 AM
Crozier,

If it is a Paint Shop file then opening the file in Notepad (or Wordpad/Write) part of the first record embedded in the file will be (should be) "Paint Shop Pro Image File"

Cheers, Babe.

crozier
15-01-2003, 09:03 AM
Nope..... the first words are "root entry"

Chilling_Silence
15-01-2003, 09:09 AM
I somehow doubt its a Paint Shot File

Google's not much help either?!

If it came thru email or somethin, I would suggest you mail the person back asking what they used to edit/open/create the file?!

Babe Ruth
15-01-2003, 09:11 AM
In that case is it a powerpoint presentation which when opened in notepad will have "P o w e r P o i n t D o c u m e n t" a few records down from the Root Entry point.

Babe.

Chilling_Silence
15-01-2003, 09:18 AM
Do you do that with all your files BabeRuth? Open them in notepad and write down little things like that?! ;)

Babe Ruth
15-01-2003, 09:22 AM
Chill,

I actually use a HEX Editor for that ... but Notepad is available on most windows systems or a text editor of some kind anyway, so I usually recommend using one of those.

Cheers, Babe.

crozier
15-01-2003, 09:33 AM
The first few lines are contain:

"Root Entry
Root Entry
Root Entry
Contents
Contents
PREVIEW
PREVIEW
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION"

There are quite a few references to fonts so I guess it's logical to assume it from some kind of page layout or text processing program. As I said earlier, the person who created it is away til next month. So no help there.

crozier
15-01-2003, 09:38 AM
A bit of a breakthriugh here. I've found a reference to MSPUB3 whuch I guess must refer to Publisher, but which version? I have Publisher 98 here but it won't open it