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Microsoft Rights Management PDF Protected Document Format

What is PPDF file?

PPDF is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Rights Management PDF Protected Document Format files. PPDF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with PPDF extension are categorized as Text Files files. The Text Files subset comprises 418 various file formats. The most popular program for handling PPDF files is Microsoft Rights Management, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Rights Management was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PPDF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PPDF file extension

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

Updated: 09/27/2021

How to open file with PPDF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PPDF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PPDF 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. Download and install Microsoft Rights Management

Install software to open PPDF file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PPDF files is that no program that can handle PPDF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Rights Management or different compatible program, such as RMS sharing. 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 Microsoft Rights Management website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Rights Management and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PPDFIf the problems with opening PPDF files still occur even after installing Microsoft Rights Management, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Rights Management is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PPDF files are not compatible with Microsoft Rights Management. The most recent version of Microsoft Rights Management is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Rights Management to PPDF files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Rights Management installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PPDF on your device. 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 PPDF file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PPDF file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Rights Management installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PPDF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PPDF file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PPDF file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PPDF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PPDF for errors

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 PPDF file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the PPDF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PPDF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PPDF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PPDF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Rights Management PDF Protected Document Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Rights Management

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Rights Management PDF Protected Document Format file. It may be the case that the PPDF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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