The File Extensions Database

.PREL File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .PREL file?

.PREL is Premiere Elements Project File

Video project created with Adobe Premiere Elements, a non-linear video editing program for Windows; contains a timeline, multiple audio and video tracks, video effects, and other settings; includes references to audio and video files rather than then media itself.

NOTE: PREL files may be imported by Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, but are not recognized by earlier versions of Premier Pro. Premiere Elements is similar to Premiere Pro, but does not include some advanced features.

Programs that open Premiere Elements Project File
Adobe Premiere Elements 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Adobe Premiere Elements 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

How to solve problems with PREL files

  • Associate the PREL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PREL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PREL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PREL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PREL is Premiere Elements Project File. Because only the current version supports the latest PREL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .PREL is Premiere Elements Project File update.
  • To make sure that your PREL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.