MPP File Type- The quick facts
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?
Files with the MPP file extension are files that have been created with the Microsoft Project software application. Microsoft Project was the third application ever released by Microsoft and was first introduced in 1984.
The Microsoft Project application is used for the tracking, organization and progress of projects for both business and personal use. It allows users to control schedules, workload, finances and other project elements. It also allows team members to collaborate on projects and stay up-to-date regarding the status of a project in progress.
Microsoft Project is now included with Microsoft's Office Suite as of the 2010 version of Microsoft Office.
How to open MPP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the MPP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MPP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MPP openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: December 15, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension MPP
While we know of one file format using the .MPP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MPP file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of MPP files. Remember, different programs may use MPP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.