IMP File Extension

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FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter
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    FileMaker, Inc.
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What is IMP file?

IMP is a file extension commonly associated with FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter files. FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter format was developed by FileMaker, Inc.. Files with IMP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with IMP extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1325 various file formats. The software recommended for managing IMP files is FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro software was developed by FileMaker, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about IMP files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support IMP file extension

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

How to open file with IMP extension?

Being unable to open files with IMP extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the FileMaker Pro

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IMP files is that no program that can handle IMP files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the FileMaker Pro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IMP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FileMaker Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit FileMaker, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FileMaker Pro and update if needed

You still cannot access IMP files although FileMaker Pro is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that FileMaker Pro cannot handle files with IMP may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of FileMaker Pro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IMP files to FileMaker Pro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IMP files with latest version of FileMaker Pro you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IMP file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where FileMaker Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open IMP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IMP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select FileMaker Pro and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IMP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

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 IMP file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IMP file for viruses or malware

If the IMP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IMP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. IMP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the IMP 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 IMP 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open FileMaker Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IMP files. Close all running programs and try opening the IMP file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with FileMaker Pro Import Data Filter files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IMP files affecting older versions of given software.

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