File Extension PRE

  • Full name
    Freelance Presentation Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PRE file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PRE file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PRE file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The extension prs identifies a presentation of the presentation software Lotus Freelance Graphics. This file extension was only used by the version for the OS / 2 operating system.

A prs file can contain, in addition to formatted text, lists, images, graphics, media, and spreadsheets, broken down into slides, slides, or slides.

Originally developed by Lotus Corporation, Lotus Freelance Graphics was a very popular application as part of Lotus SmartSuite in the 1990s. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995 and integrated the software into its own products. IBM Lotus SmartSuite is still available in version 9.8.

Older versions of Microsoft PowerPoint can read the format.

Programs which can open a PRE file

How to open a PRE file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PRE file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a PRE file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support PRE files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PRE file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PRE files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with PRE there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the PRE file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the PRE file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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