How to open PPK files
Did your computer fail to open a PPK file? We explain what PPK files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a PPK file?
PPK files are PuTTY Private Key files, which you can read more about below.
The PPK file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a PPK opener may not be able to open all kinds of PPK files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.
PuTTY Private Key
Through our analysis of PPK files, we know that one use of the format is PuTTY Private Key. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.
PPK file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of PPK files. Remember, different programs may use PPK files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.