DPK File Extension

DPK file icon
Delphi Package
  • Developer
    Embarcadero Technologies
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is DPK file?

DPK filename suffix is mostly used for Delphi Package files. Delphi Package specification was created by Embarcadero Technologies. DPK file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DPK file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports DPK files is Delphi. Software named Delphi was created by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DPK files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DPK file extension

Programs that can handle DPK files are as follows. Files with DPK 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 DPK file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DPK extension?

Problems with accessing DPK may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DPK 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 DPK files.

Step 1. Install Delphi software

Problems with opening and working with DPK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DPK files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Delphi developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DPK files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Delphi installed is by going to developer’s website (Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If the problems with opening DPK files still occur even after installing Delphi, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Delphi is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Delphi cannot handle files with DPK may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Delphi should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Delphi Package files with Delphi

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DPK files with latest version of Delphi you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DPK file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Delphi is installed, check the Always use this app to open DPK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DPK file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DPK extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DPK for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DPK file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DPK in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DPK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DPK 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Delphi

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

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 Delphi Package file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DPK files affecting older versions of given software.

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