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Explore all that File Viewer Plus 3 has to offer with a free 14-day unlimited trial. No credit card required.

Platform: Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (SP1 or later)

Current Version: 3.1

Released: November 21, 2018

File Size: 81.3MB

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File Viewer Plus 2

Download the previous version of File Viewer Plus (compatible with Windows Vista and XP).

Platform: Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, XP (SP3)

Current Version: 2.2.2

Released: June 27, 2018

File Size: 52MB

File Viewer Plus 2 and 3 can both be installed on the same computer. They require separate activation keys.

Version History

File Viewer Plus 3

December 7, 2018

File Viewer Plus 3.1.1 released

  • Fixed a crash when opening images on Windows 10 1803+ systems when Microsoft HEIF Image Extensions is installed
  • Other minor bug fixes

November 21, 2018

File Viewer Plus 3.1 released

  • Added support for High Efficiency Image Format (.heic, .heif) files
  • Added support for .emz, .exr, .rgb, .rgba, and .sgi files
  • Added support for DICOM Encapsulated PDF files
  • Added drop-down menu in file info panel with metadata options
  • Added file identification info when opening unknown files
  • Added metadata for Microsoft Word and Excel files
  • Added drop down menu in file information panel with metadata options
  • Added more file identification information when opening unknown files
  • Added more metadata for Microsoft Word and Excel documents
  • Improved rendering for PowerPoint and Visio files
  • Bug fix: Image resize and effects dialogs now scale well on high DPI screens
  • Bug fix: International characters in file paths caused some files not to load
  • Bug fix: Some password-protected archives were not being prompted for a password
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

August 30, 2018

File Viewer Plus 3.0 released!

  • Official release of File Viewer Plus 3



File Viewer Plus 2

June 27, 2018

File Viewer Plus 2.2.2 released

  • Updated File Viewer Plus with a new code signing certificate

November 29, 2017

File Viewer Plus 2.2.1 released

  • Fixed loading of Word document templates
  • Fixed an email file viewing issue for HTML-formatted emails
  • Added email header to the print view (to, from, cc, and subject)
  • Fixed bugs with viewing, editing, and saving Word and Excel documents
  • Fixed user interface issues on high DPI screens
  • Fixed several other bugs

October 25, 2017

File Viewer Plus 2.2 released

  • Increased free trial period from 10 to 14 days
  • Added a new document editor with additional toolbars
  • Added spell check to the document editor (English only)
  • Fixed a document character encoding issue for non-English characters
  • Fixed PDF printing for landscape documents
  • Fixed an issue with archive extraction for some archive formats

April 27, 2017

File Viewer Plus 2.1 released

  • Added File menu options: "New Window" and "Close"
  • Improved rendering of Visio diagrams
  • Added viewing of Visio stencil libraries (.VSS, .VSSX)
  • Added support for RAR5 archives
  • Added support for more camera raw image formats
  • Added support for extracting .DESKTHEMEPACK files
  • Added proxy settings detection for software activation
  • Added Open option for email file attachments
  • Improved printing for PDF files
  • Minor bug fixes

August 5, 2016

File Viewer Plus 2.0.1 released

  • Added spreadsheet autofill, paste special, and multiple cell move functions
  • Added viewing for password-protected spreadsheets
  • Improved German translation for the spreadsheet and text editor views
  • Added a word wrap option to the source code view
  • Fixed a character encoding issue with the source code view
  • Fixed a possible access violation error on splash screen
  • Fixed an installer error for German and Czech installs

June 28, 2016

File Viewer Plus 2 released




File Viewer Plus 1

August 6, 2015

File Viewer Plus 1.3.3 released

  • Windows 10 compatibility update
  • Fixed an issue with displaying .PCD images

March 12, 2015

File Viewer Plus 1.3.2 released

  • Fixed a display issue with email files containing international characters
  • Added additional string translations for German
  • Fixed a print dialog bug for image printing
  • Other minor user interface bug fixes

January 6, 2015

File Viewer Plus 1.3.1 released

  • Added a language option to the Preferences window
  • Fixed a menu bar issue with Chinese localization

December 12, 2014

File Viewer Plus 1.3 released

  • Added 13 new file formats (.dds, .dfont, .dib, .jbig/.jbg, .jng, .miff, .mvg, .pes, .psb, .sfw, .svgz, .ttf, .webp)
  • Added localizations for German, Spanish, French, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Polish, and Czech
  • Improved support for DICOM images
  • Added support for DICOM metadata and Photoshop IPTC metadata
  • Improved camera raw support, including more camera models
  • Improved source code view

September 3, 2014

File Viewer Plus 1.2 released

  • Added a user manual (Help -> User Manual...)
  • Added more robust text search features
  • Added support for .eba and .iwb source code files
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvements

May 9, 2014

File Viewer Plus 1.1 released


This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1.