To save your production to a file or to an external video device. Premiere can export both individual clips and entire productions on the Timeline to a variety of disk and Web media file formats.

If you cannot open the export files, you may not have the correct program installed on your computer.

You can start by installing some of the most common programs associated with Export files.
The primary software associated with Export files is CATIA Export File. You can download one of these programs from the developer's website.

Using File Type as Hint:

If you know the type of file you're working with, it can help you figure out how to open it. EXPORT files are usually Uncommon Files. Look for a program on your computer that opens this type of file, and see if it will open the Export file.
If you are not sure what the file type is, you can find it in the Export file.

On Windows Computer:

  • Right-click the file icon.
  • Select "Properties" from the drop-down menu.
  • Find the file type listed under "File Type".

On Mac Computer:

  • Right-click the file icon.
  •   Select "More Information" from the drop-down menu.
  •   Search for the file type listed under "Type."

Ask the Developer:

If you're still having trouble opening your Export file, a software developer can help. If you know which software program should open your file, contact the developer who created that program.


Use Universal File Viewer:

If these steps don't help, a general file viewer like File Magic (Download) can help open your Export file. Universal file viewers can open a variety of file types, depending on the format. Note that some files are incompatible and only open in binary format.