What is a .SPE File And How To Open It – IBM (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .spe extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .spe file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SPE file?

The .SPE file extension stands for SPSS Extension. This file extension was developed by IBM. This plugin related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .spe file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SPE file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPE file

2. The second step is locating 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 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 IBM SPSS software 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 .SPE file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SPE 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the IBM SPSS software that 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 .SPE file on Linux

The .spe file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the IBM SPSS software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is IBM SPSS.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SPE file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the IBM SPSS software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SPE file?

If you cannot open the .SPE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SPE file.spe – Roper Scientific. 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 .SPE file with the IBM SPSS program on Windows, IBM SPSS program on Mac and IBM SPSS software on Linux.