GPD File Type- The quick facts
What are GPD files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GPD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a GPD file?
GPD files have multiple uses, and Windows Generic Printer Description is one of them.
Windows Generic Printer Description File
Files that contain the .gpd file extension are most commonly used by Microsoft for Generic Printer Description files. The GPD files are used to create "Unidrv Minidrivers", which are text-based descriptions of the printers.
Each GPD file describes the detailed characteristics a specific printer from a specific manufacturer, and the generated "minidriver" enables Windows to use the printer based on the description in the file.
Each minidriver can contain one or more GPD files within it.
How to open GPD files
Important: Different programs may use files with the GPD file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GPD file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different GPD openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: May 31, 2022
More file formats using the GPD extension
Through our research of GPD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Xbox Game Profile Data
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GPD files. Remember, different programs may use GPD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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