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PNDD File Extension

Norton Disk Doctor
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    Symantec Corporation
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What is PNDD file?

PNDD filename suffix is mostly used for Norton Disk Doctor files. Symantec Corporation defined the Norton Disk Doctor format standard. Files with PNDD extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PNDD extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular program for handling PNDD files is Norton Utilities, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Norton Utilities software was developed by Symantec Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PNDD files or the Norton Utilities software program.

Programs which support PNDD file extension

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

How to open file with PNDD extension?

Problems with accessing PNDD may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PNDD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Norton Utilities

Install software to open PNDD file Problems with opening and working with PNDD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PNDD files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Norton Utilities or different compatible program, such as Norton SystemWorks, Norton Disk Doctor. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Norton Utilities installed is by going to developer’s website (Symantec Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Norton Utilities to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PNDDIf the problems with opening PNDD files still occur even after installing Norton Utilities, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Norton Utilities is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PNDD files are not compatible with Norton Utilities. The most recent version of Norton Utilities is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Norton Utilities to PNDD files

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

Associate software with PNDD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the PNDD file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Norton Utilities is installed, check the Always use this app to open PNDD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PNDD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PNDD file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Norton Utilities and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PNDD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the PNDD is not faulty

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

Check PNDD file for viruses
1. Check the PNDD file for viruses or malware

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

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

Did you receive the PNDD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the PNDD 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 Norton Disk Doctor file again.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Norton Disk Doctor files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PNDD files affecting older versions of given software.

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