SPE File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open SPE Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening SPE files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The SPE File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the SPE File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the SPE file and select WinView CCD Image Format from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in WinView CCD Image Format.

Common SPE-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have WinView CCD Image Format Installed

You can simply download WinView CCD Image Format software. SPE uses WinView CCD Image Format by default. After you install it, the software should automatically associate itself with SPE files.

Problem: You Have WinView CCD Image Format Installed But It's Still Not Working

If you have WinView CCD Image Format installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
WinView CCD Image Format Princeton Instruments - a division of Roper Scientific

Problem: You Can't Install WinView CCD Image Format

If for some resaon you can't or don't want to install WinView CCD Image Format, you could also search online for free software that uses SPE files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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