PUP File Extension

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PlayStation 3 Update Format
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What is PUP file?

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.

Types of PUP files

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:

  • Retail/CEX,
  • Shop/SEX,
  • Debug/DEX,
  • Tool/DECR.

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.

Additional information about PUP files

  1. PUP files are the same for specific regions of the world.
  2. Content of PUP files can be extracted in Windows using the PS3 PUP Extractor tool.
  3. PUP file can be copied onto a Sony console from a memory carrier or it can be downloaded directly from Internet – it should be located in /PS3/UPDATE catalogue

Programs that support PUP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PUP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PUP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PUP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PUP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PUP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PUP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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