UPD File Type

- The quick facts

What are UPD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an UPD 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 an UPD file?

UPD files have multiple uses, and Program Update Document is one of them.

Program Update Document

Files that contain the .upd file extension are typically associated with software update files. The UPD files used for updates contain text information about the contents of an associated program update.

These UPD files are similar to the README files included with many program downloads, but UPD files are included with the updates and not with the download of the actual application itself.

How to open UPD files

We have identified 2 UPD openers that are compatible with this specific type of UPD file.

Programs that open Program Update Document files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the UPD extension

Through our research of UPD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • DBASE Update
  • Greaseweazle Update
  • HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware Update
  • McAfee AV Pattern Update
  • Ulead Private Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

USB-AV Antivirus FreeUSB-AV Antivirus FreeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Rational License Key AdministratorRational License Key AdministratorUser submitted
ACS2000ACS2000User submitted
USB-AV Antivirus PROUSB-AV Antivirus PROUser submitted
VimVimUser submitted
Wisdom Accounting SuiteWisdom Accounting SuiteUser submitted
Satmaster ProSatmaster ProUser submitted
Ravensburger tiptoiRavensburger tiptoiUser submitted

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