This article teaches you how to view a Crystal Reports .rpt file on a Mac or PC using the free SAP Crystal Reports Viewer.

Steps

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    Go to http://www.crystalreports.com/crystal-viewer/ in a web browser. This is the download site for SAP Crystal Reports Viewer, a free applications for Windows and macOS that can open .rpt files.

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    Download the installation archive.

    • To start the download, fill out the form (name, country, version, and mailing list preferences), then click Free Download.
    • Click the Installation Package link for your operating system.
    • Save the file to your computer.
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    Install SAP Crystal Reports Viewer. The downloaded file is a compressed (zip) file, so unzip it into a folder, then open the Data_Units folder, where you’ll find the installer for Windows and macOS.

    • Windows: Double-click CRRViewer.exe, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    • macOS: Double-click Crystal Reports 2016 Viewer.dmg, drag the icon to the Applications folder, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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    Open SAP Crystal Reports 2016 Viewer. It’s in the All Apps area of the Start menu in Windows, and in the Applications folder on macOS.
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    Click I Agree. You’ll only have to do this the first time you run the application.
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    Click Browse for report. It’s under the “Open” header. This opens your computer’s file browser.
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    Open the folder that contains the .rpt file.
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    Click the .rpt file to select it.
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    Click Open. This opens the .rpt file in the viewer.