BPM files are used by SDL Trados tool, a translation software. BPM file stores dictionary data, i.e. single words and phrases as well as their translations into other language(s).
BPM file can be seen as a source of content for autosuggest feature that aides translator in translation process.
Programs that can handle BPM files are as follows. Files with BPM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BPM files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BPM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BPM files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BPM files is that no program that can handle BPM files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download SDL Trados Studio and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BPM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download SDL Trados Studio installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SDL Tridion website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening BPM files still occur even after installing SDL Trados Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SDL Trados Studio is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that SDL Trados Studio cannot handle files with BPM may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SDL Trados Studio.
After installing SDL Trados Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BPM files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BPM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the BPM 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 BPM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the BPM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BPM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Trados AutoSuggest Dictionary Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support BPM files. Close all running programs and try opening the BPM file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Trados AutoSuggest Dictionary Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BPM files affecting older versions of given software.
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