There are a few ways to open files in SPSS. When opening SPSS for the first time, you may get a dialog box with several different options.
To open a file from the dialog box, select Open another file from the Recent Files list and click Open.
If you do not see the dialog box, click File > Open > Data.
The Open dialog box will pop up. First select Local Disk (C: Computer Name) or Macintosh HD if you are using a Mac device and do not have Local Disk (C:) as an option. If you are still unable to locate the SPSS folder created within the (C:) drive, it may be its own option to choose. Locate the SPSS (.sav) file you want to open, select the file, and click Open.
NOTE Due to the size of .sav files, they may be uploaded to your course in the .zip file format. You must un-zip these files before opening them in SPSS.
For help using SPSS, be sure to take a look at our SPSS Tutorials.