DP1 File Extension

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DataPower Database Format

What is DP1 file?

DP1 is a file extension commonly associated with DataPower Database Format files. Logotron defined the DataPower Database Format format standard. Files with DP1 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DP1 file format, along with 358 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. DataPower supports DP1 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support DP1 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DP1 files. Files with DP1 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 DP1 file

How to open file with DP1 extension?

Being unable to open files with DP1 extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DataPower Database Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DP1 files.

Step 1. Get the DataPower

Problems with opening and working with DP1 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DP1 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DataPower or different compatible program, such as ViewPoint. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading DataPower installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of DataPower and update if needed

You still cannot access DP1 files although DataPower is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DP1 files are not compatible with DataPower. The most recent version of DataPower is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DP1 files to DataPower

After installing DataPower (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DP1 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DP1 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DataPower is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DP1 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DP1 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select DataPower and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DP1 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DP1 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DP1 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The DP1 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DP1 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DP1 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the DP1 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DP1 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic DP1 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 DP1 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DataPower Database Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle DataPower

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DP1 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DataPower Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DP1 files affecting older versions of given software.

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