U3P File Extension

U3P file icon
U3 Smart Application
  • Developer
    SanDisk
  • Popularity
    3.6 (5 votes)

What is U3P file?

Full format name of files that use U3P extension is U3 Smart Application. U3 Smart Application format was developed by SanDisk. U3P file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. U3P file belongs to the Executable Files category just like 134 other filename extensions listed in our database. WinZip supports U3P files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and U3P files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support U3P file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open U3P files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with U3P 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 U3P file

How to open file with U3P extension?

Problems with accessing U3P may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to U3 Smart Application files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports U3P files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WinZip or different compatible program, such as PeaZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR. 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 WinZip installed is by going to developer’s website (WinZip Computing, S.L.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

If the problems with opening U3P files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinZip is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why U3P files are not compatible with WinZip. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WinZip.

Step 3. Associate U3 Smart Application files with WinZip

After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open U3P files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the U3P file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open U3P files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with U3P extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with U3P extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the U3P is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the U3P file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the U3P file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the U3P file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the U3P file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the U3P file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic U3P 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. If the U3P file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle WinZip

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support U3P files. Close all running programs and try opening the U3P file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with U3 Smart Application files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle U3P files.

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