What is a .PTF File And How To Open It – Avid Technology (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ptf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ptf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PTF file?

The file extension .PTF comes from Pro Tools 7 Session File. It was developed by Avid Technology. The file has the binary format, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ptf file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PTF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PTF file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ptf file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Avid Pro Tools software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Avid Pro Tools software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PTF file

2. The second step is locating 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Avid Pro Tools software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PTF file on Mac

The .ptf file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Avid Pro Tools software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Avid Pro Tools.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PTF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Avid Pro Tools software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PTF file?

If you are still unable to open the .PTF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PTF file.ptf – Aurora Digital Imaging, .ptf – Sony. 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 .PTF file with the Avid Pro Tools program on Windows and Avid Pro Tools program on Mac.