What is a .SPO File And How To Open It – SPSS (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .spo 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. In this article we will explain what .spo file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SPO file?

The .SPO file extension stands for SPSS Statistical Data Output File. It was developed by SPSS. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SPO file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the SPSS SmartViewer 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 and SPSS SmartViewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPO 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, 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 SPSS SmartViewer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SPO file on Mac

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

1. The first step is 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 .SPO 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: 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SPO file on Linux

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

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: Locate the .SPO 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SPO file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPO file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SPO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .spo – Electronic Arts. 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 .SPO file with the SPSS SmartViewer, IBM SPSS programs on Windows, IBM SPSS program on Mac and IBM SPSS software on Linux.