What is a .SPS File And How To Open It – IBM (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sps 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sps file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SPS file?

The .SPS file extension is from SPSS Program File. It was developed by IBM. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .SPS file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sps file on Windows 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. You can also use IBM SPSS software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, 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 IBM SPSS software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SPS file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sps file on Mac.

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. The other software that you can use is IBM SPSS.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SPS 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 IBM SPSS software 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 .SPS file on Linux

To open the .sps file on Linux, please follow these 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. The other software that you can use is IBM SPSS.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SPS 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: 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. 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SPS file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SPS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sps – 2BrightSparks, .sps – id Software, .sps – Sharkport. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SPS file with the IBM SPSS program on Windows, IBM SPSS program on Mac and IBM SPSS software on Linux.