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What are GPD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GPD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your GPD files.

What is a GPD file?

GPD files have multiple uses, and Windows Generic Printer Description is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

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 three different GPD openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

All known file formats using extension .GPD

While Windows Generic Printer Description File is a popular type of GPD-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .GPD file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Xbox Game Profile Data

We know that one GPD format is Xbox Game Profile Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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.

ACTKoolACTKoolUser submitted
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ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch DeluxeArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch DeluxeUser submitted

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