How to open REP files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open REP file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate REP files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

REP File Extension

  • File type BusinessObjects Report Format
  • File developer SAP AG
  • File category Text Files
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What is a(n) REP file?

The file with the extension .REP stores report data generated using the SAP BussinessObjects application, used to store, share and manage reports, analyzes and dashboards, as well as to prepare complex summaries and indicators based on data available in the company. The report may contain information related to the planning and analysis of business data.


How to open REP file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .REP files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports REP files

In order to open REP file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with REP extension.

Programs that can open REP files

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, REP files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.



Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on REP files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to REP files.

Step 2. Associate given software with REP files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting REP files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with REP files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open REP files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open REP files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the REP file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with REP extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the REP file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the REP file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on REP files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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