What is PRC File and How to Open .PRC File Extension

By Sidharth | Ideas

Wondering what is a prc file?  Although, there are many variants of PRC files, here we are dealing with PRC Palm File. PRC is actually an Palm Resource Code File – A file that is used as an Palm OS text document.

prc_fileSo, if you want to read prc files then you need to have handheld device that has Palm OS. However, even other devices provide support for viewing prc file extensions and they are mentioned in this post.

You can convert an java or html pages into compatible PRC file format. There are also PRC converters that you can use to convert .prc into standard format.

Opening .PRC File Extension

PRC Files are not for your PC (in some cases there exist PRC readers; kindle_amazon_prc_filesbut they are supplied along with/for the device). They are built for handheld (Palm) and e-reading devices.

For handheld device, when you double click on such files – it will be ready for the set up to install at next HotSync so you can transfer PRC files on your handheld and view them.

Compatible eReader devices such as Amazon Kindle or any eBook reader like Mobi pocket reader supports prc file format as well. You can transfer PRC files to such eReaders and view or edit the prc file extension (if supported).

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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Russ Wilder May 18, 2010

I recently had a word perfect document converted to a .prc file by a conversion house for uploading onto the Kindle digital text platform. However, I’m unable to open the finished product file. My system tells me that the email attachment wasn’t properly decoded – whatever that means.

At their suggestion I have downloaded “Adobe Digital Edition” in order to open the prc file, but am still unable to open the file.

I have an older Windows 2000 system and am interested in any suggestions you might provide.

Russ Wilder

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