UPD File - opening and understanding

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

What is an UPD file?

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

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

A variety of software applications use the .upd file extension for their software update information files. dBase, Ulead and McAfee are just a few of the applications that use the UPD file format for program updates.

How to open UPD 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 UPD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different UPD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension UPD

While we know of one file format using the .UPD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .UPD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with UPD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with UPD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!