Files with the PUP (PlayStation Update Package) extension are packages of files which are used in the process of updating Sony system in the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 systems. Files may include patches for security measures or errors, modified or completely new settings or additional options for the system.
PUP files can be encountered in two types. First of them is the so-called patches which are called PS3PATCH.PUP and the other type are files which contain full updates - PS3UPDAT.PUP . Also four different versions can be distinguished:
Moreover, Retail/CEX include 2 types of PUP files. The first one is of standard file size, and it is published also online. The other type varies from the former by the fact that after standard content of the file, zeros are added, so that the file reaches size of 256 MB.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PUP files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. PUP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PUP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PUP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PUP files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PUP files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing PS3 PUP Extractor or different compatible program, such as Sony PlayStation. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PS3 PUP Extractor installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have PS3 PUP Extractor installed on your systems and PUP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that PS3 PUP Extractor cannot handle files with PUP may be that the software is outdated.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 PS3 PUP Extractor.
After installing PS3 PUP Extractor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PUP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PUP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the PUP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PUP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PUP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic PUP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PUP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PlayStation 3 Update Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PUP extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PlayStation 3 Update Format 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 PUP files affecting older versions of given software.
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