PTN file format description

Many people share .ptn files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ptn file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ptn files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ptn - Abbyy FineReader User Pattern

The PTN data files are related to Abbyy FineReader. The PTN file is an Abbyy FineReader User Pattern. Abbyy FineReader is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and PDF conversion application.

Abbyy FineReader
Data files
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Abbyy FineReader User Pattern related extensions:
Multi Game Memory Editor Data
Wusikstation FX Preset Data
WinOLS Map Data
XView Object
Windows Management Instrumentation Query Language Data
Mattson WinFIRST Binary Data

.ptn - DigiStitch Design

The PTN document files are related to DigiStitch. The PTN file is a DigiStitch Design. DigiStitch is a cross stitch pattern maker software product for Microsoft Windows. The DigiStitch seems to be no longer supported.

Document files
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DigiStitch Design related extensions:
3dMD 3D Image
Shopify Liquid Template
iWork Keynote Theme
WebComposition Markup Language Document
MotionArtist Document
Elixir DesignPro Tools Form

.ptn - CADKEY Pattern Data

The PTN data files are related to CADKEY. The PTN file is a CADKEY Pattern Data. CADKEY is a 2D/3D Mechanical CAD software application released for various DOS, UNIX, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Data files
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CADKEY Pattern Data related extensions:
CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File
CADKEY Dynamic Extension
CADKEY Document
CADKEY Organized Dialog Data
CADKEY Design Document
CADKEY Template Document

.ptn2 - PaperPort Thumbnail Cache

The PTN2 data files are related to PaperPort. The PTN2 file is a PaperPort Thumbnail Cache. PaperPort is a complete solution for document scanning, organizing and indexing.

Data files
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PaperPort Thumbnail Cache related extensions:
PaperPort Slideshow Data
PaperPort Search Data
PaperPort Image
PaperPort Annotation Data
PaperPort Data
PaperPort Thumbnail Cache

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ptn file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ptn files. Be especially cautious with .ptn files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ptn file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ptn file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ltn, otn, pgn, phn, pn, pnt, prn, pt, ptb, ptg, pth, ptm, pyn, tn, tpn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ProfiCAD Title Block Data
Tracor Northern Image
Portable Game Notation Data
Microsoft MapPoint Map
4D Path Document
Portable Translation Memories

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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