File Extension Library

.PARAM File Extension

  • Developer by: Castep team
  • Category: Source code and script Files

What are .PARAM files and how to open them?

Can't open .PARAM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PARAM file.

What is a .PARAM file extension?

.PARAM file extension is created by Castep team. .PARAM has been classified as Source code and script Files.

.PARAM is CASTEP script

The param file extension is associated with CASTEP, a software package which uses density functional theory to provide a good atomic-level description of all manner of materials and molecules, originally developed by Prof. M.C. Payne.

The .param files contains all of the parameters which the user requires within the calculation. The parameters can be specified in any order but only one parameter must be specified per line. The most fundamental parameter is the task (there are other types of CASTEP calculation besides geometry optimization).

How to open:

Use CASTEP to work with *.param files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .param file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to fix problems with .PARAM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PARAM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PARAM file format
  2. You need to check the .PARAM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)