DPM File Extension

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Pro Tools Plugin Format
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What is DPM file?

DPM is a file extension commonly associated with Pro Tools Plugin Format files. Pro Tools Plugin Format format was developed by Digidesign. Files with DPM extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with DPM extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 141 various file formats. Avid Pro Tools supports DPM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support DPM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DPM files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DPM 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 DPM file

How to open file with DPM extension?

Problems with accessing DPM may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DPM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Avid Pro Tools

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DPM files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Avid Pro Tools developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 Avid Pro Tools installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Avid Pro Tools to the latest version

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the problems with opening DPM files still occur even after installing Avid Pro Tools, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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

Step 3. Set the default application to open DPM files to Avid Pro Tools

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DPM 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
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Avid Pro Tools is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DPM files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DPM extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 DPM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DPM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DPM 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 DPM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DPM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DPM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DPM 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. When downloading the file with DPM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Pro Tools Plugin Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Avid Pro Tools

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Pro Tools Plugin Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DPM files.

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