What is a .MPD File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .mpd extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .mpd file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MPD file?

The .MPD file extension stands for Microsoft Project Database. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a database related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .mpd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MPD file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .MPD file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MPD file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mpd file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Project 365 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Project 365.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Project 365 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MPD file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MPD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mpd – WenSoftware. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MPD file with the Microsoft Project 365 program on Windows.