What is a .PER File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .per extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .per file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PER file?

The .PER file extension is Age of Empires Personality File. It was developed by Microsoft. This file belongs to the text format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .per file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PER file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PER file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Age of Empires 2 and Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PER 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: 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 Microsoft Age of Empires 2 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PER file?

If you cannot open the .PER file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PER file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .perfmoncfg – Microsoft, .perspective – Apple, .perspectivev3 – Apple, .pes – Brother International Corporation, .pes – Code’n’Web. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PER file with the Microsoft Age of Empires 2, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows.