BMPP File Extension

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Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image Format

What is BMPP file?

BMPP filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image Format files. BMPP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. BMPP file format, along with 391 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. The most popular software that supports BMPP files is XnView MP. XnView MP software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about BMPP files or the XnView MP software program.

Programs which support BMPP file extension

The following listing features BMPP-compatible programs. Files with BMPP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BMPP file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/19/2020

How to open file with BMPP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BMPP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BMPP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BMPP files.

Step 1. Install XnView MP software

Problems with opening and working with BMPP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BMPP files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the XnView MP developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading XnView MP installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update XnView MP to the latest version

If the problems with opening BMPP files still occur even after installing XnView MP, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of XnView MP is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of XnView MP installed, it may not support BMPP format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView MP.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image Format files with XnView MP

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BMPP files with latest version of XnView MP you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the BMPP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView MP is installed, check the Always use this app to open BMPP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BMPP extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BMPP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the BMPP file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BMPP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the BMPP file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the BMPP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the BMPP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic BMPP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the BMPP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open XnView MP

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support BMPP files. Close all running programs and try opening the BMPP file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BMPP files.

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