PGP file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pgp - PGP Security Signature/Key

The PGP data files are related to PGP. The PGP file is a PGP Security Signature/Key. PGP, which stands for Pretty Good Privacy, is a widely available encryption program that lets you protect files and electronic mail.

Data files
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PGP Security Signature/Key related extensions:
Pretty Good Privacy Cipher Text Data
Pretty Good Privacy Groups Data
PGP Private Keyring Data
PGP Public Keyring Data
PGP Public Keyring Data
PGP Random Seed Data

.pgp - Autodesk AutoCAD Program Parameters Data

The PGP data files are related to Autodesk AutoCAD. The PGP file is an Autodesk AutoCAD Program Parameters Data. AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application developed by Autodesk.

Autodesk AutoCAD
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Autodesk AutoCAD Program Parameters Data related extensions:
SlamDB Database
IRIT 3D Model
AVSnap Symbol Library
Intuit QuickBooks SMT Data
PostScript Binary Printer Description
Instron Series IX Test Data

.pgp - BricsCAD Program Parameters Data

The PGP data files are related to BricsCAD. The PGP file is a BricsCAD Program Parameters Data. BricsCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) application developed by Bricsys.

Data files
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BricsCAD Program Parameters Data related extensions:
BricsCAD Runtime Extension
BricsCAD Dialog Error Log
BricsCAD Dialog Control Language Data
BricsCAD Design Runtime Extension
BricsCAD Library
BricsCAD Macro Data

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

Can't open a .pgp 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.

The .pgp file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

gp, gpp, lgp, ogp, pbp, pfp, pg, pgl, pgo, php, pnp, pp, ppg, prp, ptp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Gofer Project
ToolBook Instructor Assistant Book Data
Guitar Pro 7 Tabulature
Programmer's Notepad Workspace
HP Graphic Language Document
PuzzleView Plus Puzzle

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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