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Details of the .ppk file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .ppk file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .ppk file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ppk file?
  • How can the .ppk file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .ppk?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ppk extension?
  • How can I convert .ppk files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .ppk?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.ppk file extension details

PuTTY Private Key

PuTTY Private Key .ppk file icon
PPK file is a PuTTY Private Key. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application.
Category: Data files
Application: PuTTY
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PPK aliases:
PPK related links:
PPK related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .ppk file extension.

.ppk file extension error

The .ppk file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ppo, ppm, ppl, opk, ppu, pkp, pp, ppj, pk, plk, pok, lpk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Clipper Pre-processed Output File
FreePascal Shared Library
Portable Pixmap Image
Origin Pack File
Pascal/Delphi Source Code
FreePascal Compiled Unit
FreePascal Source Code
Visual Studio Packaging Project
Adobe Premiere Project
Adobe Audition v3 Peak File
open .ppk file

Can't open a .ppk file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .ppk file association, check the FAQ.

.ppk file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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