File Extension PPD

.PPD File

File extension: PPD
File type: PostScript Printer Description


Notes about the PPD file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The PPD file type is primarily associated with 'PostScript Printer Description'. A PPD file describes fonts, paper sizes, resolution, and other capabilities for a particular Postscript printer. Printer drivers use a PPD file to understand the capabilities of a particular printer.

Detailed information for file extension PPD:


Primary association: PostScript Printer Description
Identifying characters Hex: 2A 50 50 44 2D 41 64 6F 62 65 3A 20 22 , ASCII: *PPD-Adobe: "
Related links: Wikipedia PostScript Printer Description Page

Other applications associated with file type PPD:

  • PageMaker (PostScript Printer Description) by Adobe Systems IncorporatedA PPD file describes fonts, paper sizes, resolution, and other capabilities for a particular Postscript printer. Printer drivers use a PPD file to understand the capabilities of a particular printer. The Mime types used with this association are: application/pagemaker.
  • PhotoImpression (Project) by ArcSoft, Inc.ArcSoft PhotoImpression not only manages your media for you, but also gives you ways to enjoy it.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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