DNP File Extension

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DRM Digital Rights Management
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What is DNP file?

DNP filename suffix is mostly used for DRM Digital Rights Management files. Files with DNP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with DNP extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1087 various file formats. Windows Media Player supports DNP files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Windows Media Player software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DNP files or the Windows Media Player software program.

Programs which support DNP file extension

The following listing features DNP-compatible programs. Files with DNP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DNP file

How to open file with DNP extension?

Being unable to open files with DNP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DNP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Windows Media Player

Problems with opening and working with DNP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DNP files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Media Player or one of the recommended programs (for example, QuickTime Player) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DNP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Windows Media Player installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Windows Media Player and update if needed

If the problems with opening DNP files still occur even after installing Windows Media Player, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Windows Media Player is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Windows Media Player cannot handle files with DNP 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 Windows Media Player.

Step 3. Assign Windows Media Player to DNP files

If you have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DNP on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the DNP file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Windows Media Player is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DNP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DNP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 DNP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DNP is not faulty

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 DNP file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The DNP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the DNP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the DNP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DNP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with DNP extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the DNP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DNP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DRM Digital Rights Management file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Windows Media Player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DNP extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DRM Digital Rights Management file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DNP files affecting older versions of given software.

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