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File Viewer Plus is a file viewer and converter that supports over 300 different types of files, including documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video, and much more. With this one program, you can view and convert hundreds of file types without installing any other software.

File Viewer Plus also has advanced editing and viewing features. It includes a professional-quality editor for documents and spreadsheets and a file information panel which displays file metadata located inside each file. For advanced users, the file inspector can be used to view any file in a raw text or hexadecimal format.

You can use File Viewer Plus on a device that runs any of the following platforms:

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)

Other system requirements:

  • 250MB disk space
  • 1GB RAM
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later
File Viewer Plus can open over 300 file formats, but it cannot open every file. This is because many software companies create proprietary file formats that can only be viewed with their software. If File Viewer Plus does not recognize a certain file, you can still use the file inspector to see the internal contents of the file. File Viewer Plus also displays helpful information for over 10,000 file types (courtesy of the FileInfo.com database).

Yes! We encourage you to try File Viewer Plus before you buy it. We offer a 14-day, fully functional trial of the software, which means that you can use the program with all of its features for 14 days for free. After the 14 days, your trial will end and you must purchase it if you wish to continue using the program. You will not be charged after the trial expires.

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No. The 14-day trial is free and you do not have to cancel the trial if you do not wish to use File Viewer Plus anymore. The trial automatically expires after the 14 days and you will not be charged after it expires.

No. The File Viewer Plus 3 software license is a one-time purchase and includes free updates for all 3.x versions. No subscription is required.
Two computers. Residential users can install FVP on two computers per household, while business users can install the software on two computers per user (such as a desktop and laptop). Please refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA) for further details.

File Viewer Plus has been localized for seven different languages. It will automatically select the language you have chosen for your operating system when you install the software. You can override this selection in the program's preferences by selecting File → Preferences..., choosing your preferred language from the Language dropdown menu, and clicking OK. The supported languages include:

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Czech.

File Identifier is an optional utility that helps you recognize unknown file types in Windows. If you have installed the utility and would like to remove it, you can easily uninstall it from the Windows 10 Apps & features window, or using the Control Panel in Windows 7.

Install and Activate

Click here for instructions on how to install File Viewer Plus on your computer.
Click here for instructions on how to uninstall File Viewer Plus from your computer.

Yes, File Viewer Plus is available on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users. You can download the free version on the Microsoft Store and upgrade to the full version, which is the same as the File Viewer Plus version offered on this site.

In order to activate File Viewer Plus, you must first purchase a license, which you can do here. Click here for instructions on how to activate File Viewer Plus after purchase.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you are not happy with the software, you can request a refund within 30 days of the purchase date.

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