What is a .PDE File And How To Open It – Processing (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pde extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pde file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PDE file?

The .PDE file extension comes from Processing Development Environment Source Code File. This file extension belongs to the developer Processing. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .pde file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PDE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PDE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PDE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .pde file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Processing software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Processing software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PDE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Processing software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PDE file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pde file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Processing and MacroMates TextMate software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PDE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Processing software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PDE file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pde file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Processing software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Processing.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PDE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Processing software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PDE file?

If you cannot open the .PDE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PDE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pde – Arduino, .pde – Step Function. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PDE file with the Processing program on Windows, Processing, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and Processing software on Linux.