How to open PHP4 file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

PHP4 files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing PHP4 file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with PHP4 extension. However, it should be remembered that PHP4 file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is HTML Page With PHP (HyperText PreProcessor) but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning PHP4 files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with PHP4 extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • HTML Page With PHP (HyperText PreProcessor)

    .php4 file extension

    Category: Internet Files

    OS Software
    Windows Run with Apache Run with Apache
    Run using Windows Server with the PHP engine Run using Windows Server with the PHP engine
    View in a Web browser View in a Web browser
    MAC OS Run using Mac OS X Server with PHP support Run using Mac OS X Server with PHP support
    View in a Web browser View in a Web browser
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
    MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from PHP4 files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning PHP4 extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning PHP4 extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the PHP4 file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports PHP4 file extension
  • PHP4 file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with PHP4 files


If PHP4 file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a PHP4 file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open PHP4 file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing PHP4 in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit PHP4 format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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