File Extension PPK

.PPK File

File extension: PPK
File type: Win32 Telnet/SSH Client Private Key

Notes about the PPK 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 PPK file type is primarily associated with 'PuTTY'. PuTTY is a terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols. The name PuTTY has no definitive meaning, though tty is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for teletype.

Detailed information for file extension PPK:

Primary association: PuTTY
Identifying characters Hex: 50 75 54 54 59 2D 55 73 65 72 2D 4B 65 79 2D 46 69 6C 65 2D 32 3A 20 , ASCII: PuTTY-User-Key-File-2:
Related links: Wikipedia PuTTY Page

Other applications associated with file type PPK:

  • PPK ArchiveMany programs.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on 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.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PPK

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: KODAK Picture Printing Software.Document, AppName: PhotoPrint

ProgramID: PuTTYPrivateKey
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PuTTY\pageant.exe %1

ProgramID: PuTTYPrivateKey
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%Files\PuTTY\pageant.exe

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