# Opening a file (without Seald)

If you have Seald installed on your computer, follow the steps Opening a file (with Seald).

To open the file when you do not have Seald installed, double click on the Seald file, the file is opened in your browser (if not, select a browser as the application to open the Seald file) and follow the authentication steps.

To open a Seald file with the Edge browser, go to Seald Secure Reader (opens new window) and drag and drop your Seald file.

# List of previewable file formats

To preview an encrypted file without installing Seald, the format of the file to be decrypted must be one of the following list:

  • .pdf
  • .docx
  • .doc
  • .xlsx
  • .xls
  • .pptx
  • .ppt
  • .txt
  • .seald_mail
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .gif