Filename Extensions
If you are seeking information about file extensions, then you are in the right place at right time.

Details of extension .ps

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ps file?
  • Which program can create the .ps file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ps format?
  • What can convert .ps files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ps extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

PostScript .ps file icon


PS file is a PostScript. PostScript is a page description language and programming language used primarily in the electronic and desktop publishing areas.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/postscript
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
ps1, ps2, ps3
Related extensions:
CorelDraw Drawing
Micrografx Designer Drawing
Encapsulated PostScript Image
Printer Command Language Document
Portable Document Format
Printer Text File
Adobe ImageStyler File
Macromedia Freehand Drawing
Micrografx Designer 4 Graphic

Other types of files may also use the .ps file extension. If you have helpful information about .ps extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Panda3D Pzip Compressed File
STK Sensor Pointing File
Simplexety Parameter File
SignPlot Document
Pathetic Writer Document
Pixel Image
Paradox Primary Index File
ObjectScript Source Code
Personal Composer Document

The .ps filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sp (69), pz (44), px (24), pw (16), os (9), pc (6), pe (3), ls (2), pq (2)

Can't open a .ps file?

If you want to open a .ps file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ps association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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