P12 File Type

- The quick facts

What are P12 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a P12 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 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the P12 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your P12 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 13 different P12 openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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
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

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