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PD File Extension

Corel Paradox Table Format
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.6 (15 votes)

What is PD file?

Files with PD extension store data used by Corel Paradox, a database management software included with WordPerfect Office software suite.

What are the contents of PD files?

Corel Paradox is a database management software package. PD files store database schemas. Database schema consists of such objects as:

  • tables,
  • fields and their content,
  • text formatting,
  • metadata,
  • resource references.

How is information saved in a PD file?

PD files store information in plain text and thus can be edited using any text editor (for example, Microsoft Note). It is however advised to work with PD files using dedicated tool, namely Corel Paradox.

Programs which support PD file extension

The following listing features PD-compatible programs. Files with PD 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 PD file

Updated: 10/22/2023

How to open file with PD extension?

Problems with accessing PD may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Corel Paradox Table Format 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. Download and install WordPerfect Office

Install software to open PD file Problems with opening and working with PD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install WordPerfect Office or one to the listed programs: Corel Paradox. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download WordPerfect Office installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Corel Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of WordPerfect Office and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PDIf the problems with opening PD files still occur even after installing WordPerfect Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WordPerfect Office 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 WordPerfect Office installed, it may not support PD format. The most recent version of WordPerfect Office is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PD files to WordPerfect Office

After installing WordPerfect Office (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PD 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 PD file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PD 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 WordPerfect Office is installed, check the Always use this app to open PD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PD file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PD file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select WordPerfect Office and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PD is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PD file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PD file for viruses
1. Verify that the PD in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the PD 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 PD 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Corel Paradox Table Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WordPerfect Office

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

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 Corel Paradox Table Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PD files.

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