DEPOT file format description

Many people share .depot files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .depot file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .depot files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.depot - HP-UX Software Distributor Catalog Depot

The DEPOT configuration files are related to HP-UX. The DEPOT file is a HP-UX Software Distributor Catalog Depot. HP-UX is Hewlett-Packard's proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on System V.

Configuration files
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HP-UX Software Distributor Catalog Depot related extensions:
HP-UX NIS Maps Configuration
HP-UX Binary Data File
HP-UX IA64 Data
HP-UX LKG Configuration
HP-UX Product Specification Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .depot file extension. Even harmful programs can create .depot files. Be especially cautious with .depot files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .depot file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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