What are PUP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PUP 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 PUP file?
PUP files have multiple uses, and Puppy Linux DotPup Installer Package is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Puppy Linux DotPup Installer Package
These files are associated with the Puppy Linux operating system.
Puppy Linux was created to be a user-friendly version of the free Linux operating system. A PUP file is run when an installer program is opened on the user's computer when that computer is running on Puppy Linux.
These files are similar to the installer.exe files that are used with the applications that are run on Windows, but the PUP files are used for applications that run on the Puppy Linux OS instead. PUP files are commonly referred to as "Dot Pup" files.
How to open PUP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the PUP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PUP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different PUP openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 17, 2022
All known file formats using extension .PUP
While Puppy Linux DotPup Installer Package is a popular type of PUP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PUP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Sony PlayStation Update Package
The PlayStation gaming device uses files with the .pup file suffix for system updates.
These updates are also known as firmware updates, and are, e.g., security updates and new functionality to the software built into the PlayStation itself.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of PUP files. Remember, different programs may use PUP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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