File Extension STA

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    Abaqus/CAE Information Summary Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a STA 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 STA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your STA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is STA file?

With the file extension STA so-called Color Match (image) statistics of the image editing software Adobe Photoshop are stored. With the color comparison function, the colors of two images, selections or levels can be compared and adjusted if necessary. To be able to apply the same customization to other images later, save these settings to a STA file.

More info

The function can be found under 'Image-> Adjustments-> Same color ...'.

Programs which can open a STA file

How to open file with STA extension?

In order to open a file with STA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening STA file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with STA files, follow the instructions below.
Install ABAQUS or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening STA files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support STA files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of STA files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set ABAQUS as the default program for opening STA files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate STA files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the ABAQUS applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where ABAQUS has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with STA files

Sometimes problems with opening STA files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • STA files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open STA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • STA file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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