MPP File

What are MPP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MPP 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 MPP file?

MPP files have multiple uses, and Project File from Microsoft Project is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Project File from Microsoft Project

A Microsoft Project (MPP) file is a file format used by the Microsoft Project software, which enables users to create, manage, and track project plans, budgets, and schedules. It stores various pieces of project-related information such as tasks, resources, and schedule data.

Microsoft Project allows users to create a visual depiction of their project, including tasks, dependencies and resources, as well as track progress, identify potential problems and make adjustments. This is all done through an .mpp file which stores all necessary data such as task names, descriptions, durations, dependencies and resource allotments.

Not only can Microsoft Project be opened and used as a standalone software application, but it can also be integrated with other Microsoft programs such as Teams, SharePoint, and Excel for collaboration purposes. Saved .mpp files can be stored either on the cloud or locally, allowing multiple users with the software application or compatible viewer to access project information.

How to open MPP files

We have identified five MPP openers that are compatible with this specific type of MPP file.

Programs that open Project File from Microsoft Project files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MPP

While Project File from Microsoft Project is a popular type of MPP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MPP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Multi Palette Picture Bitmap

We know that one MPP format is Multi Palette Picture Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

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