PDP File Extension

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Adobe Portable Document Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is PDP file?

PDP is a file extension commonly associated with Adobe Portable Document Format files. Adobe Systems defined the Adobe Portable Document Format format standard. Files with PDP extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with PDP extension are categorized as Layout Files files. The Layout Files subset comprises 137 various file formats. The most popular program for handling PDP files is Adobe Acrobat, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Adobe Acrobat software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about PDP files or the Adobe Acrobat software program.

Programs which support PDP file extension

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

How to open file with PDP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PDP files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PDP 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 PDP files.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Acrobat

Problems with opening and working with PDP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PDP files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat or different compatible program, such as Adobe Photoshop. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Adobe Acrobat installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat

If the problems with opening PDP files still occur even after installing Adobe Acrobat, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Acrobat is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Adobe Acrobat cannot handle files with PDP 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 Adobe Acrobat.

Step 3. Associate Adobe Portable Document Format files with Adobe Acrobat

If you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PDP 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 PDP file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe Acrobat is installed, check the Always use this app to open PDP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PDP file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PDP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PDP is not faulty

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

1. Verify that the PDP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PDP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PDP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PDP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the PDP 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 PDP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Adobe Portable Document Format files. It may be the case that the PDP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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