What is a .PRX File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .prx extension, but it is a file you have never seen 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 .prx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PRX file?

The file extension .PRX is from Windows Media Profile File.It was developed by Microsoft. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PRX file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PRX file on your operating system/device.

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

The .prx file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Media Player and Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PRX 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Windows Media Player 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 .PRX file?

If you cannot open the .PRX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PRX file.prx – Sony, .prx – Oracle. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PRX file with the Microsoft Windows Media Player, Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker programs on Windows.