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NDPR File Extension

NanoZoomer Digital Pathology Image Format

What is NDPR file?

NDPR is a file extension commonly associated with NanoZoomer Digital Pathology Image Format files. Files with NDPR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NDPR file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 505 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports NDPR files is SimplePCI. SimplePCI software was developed by Hamamatsu Photonics, and on its official website you may find more information about NDPR files or the SimplePCI software program.

Programs which support NDPR file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NDPR files. Files with NDPR suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NDPR file

Windows Windows

Updated: 03/05/2021

How to open file with NDPR extension?

Being unable to open files with NDPR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with NDPR 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 NDPR files.

Step 1. Install SimplePCI software

Install software to open NDPR file Problems with opening and working with NDPR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NDPR files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the SimplePCI 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SimplePCI website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension NDPRIf the problems with opening NDPR files still occur even after installing SimplePCI, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SimplePCI is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of SimplePCI installed, it may not support NDPR format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SimplePCI.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NDPR files to SimplePCI

After installing SimplePCI (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NDPR files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with NDPR file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NDPR file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SimplePCI installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NDPR files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NDPR file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the NDPR for errors

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

Check NDPR file for viruses
1. The NDPR 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 NDPR file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NDPR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the NDPR file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic NDPR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with NDPR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the NanoZoomer Digital Pathology Image Format file.

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with NanoZoomer Digital Pathology Image Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NDPR files.

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