MPD filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Project Database files. Microsoft Project Database format was developed by Microsoft. MPD files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MPD file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling MPD files is Microsoft Project, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Project was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MPD files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support MPD files. Files with MPD suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MPD files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MPD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with MPD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MPD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Project or one to the listed programs: K-SOL Project Reader, MOOS Project Viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MPD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Project website and download the installer.
If you already have Microsoft Project installed on your systems and MPD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MPD files are not compatible with Microsoft Project. The latest version of Microsoft Project should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Project (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MPD files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 MPD file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the MPD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the MPD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the MPD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the MPD file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 Microsoft Project Database file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open MPD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Project Database files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MPD files affecting older versions of given software.
If you have additional information about the MPD file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on MPD file.