P12 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a P12 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .P12 files.

What is a P12 file?

The P12 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the P12 file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the P12 file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about P12 files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open P12 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension P12 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 14 different P12 openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of P12 files. Remember, different programs may use P12 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PGP DesktopPGP DesktopUser submitted
QuickParQuickParUser submitted
Nexus PersonalNexus PersonalUser submitted
PersonalPersonalUser submitted
Symantec Encryption DesktopSymantec Encryption DesktopUser submitted
PGPPGPUser submitted
DT MaxDT MaxUser submitted
T1 EFILET1 EFILEUser submitted
e-Mudhra Cert Security Applicatione-Mudhra Cert Security ApplicationUser submitted
T1PlusT1PlusUser submitted
SmartParSmartParUser submitted
BankID Security ApplicationBankID Security ApplicationUser submitted
KeyStore ExplorerKeyStore ExplorerUser submitted
Norstedts Skatt ProffsNorstedts Skatt ProffsUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

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