What is a .P7M File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .p7m extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .p7m file extension and how to open it.

What is a .P7M file?

The file extension .P7M is Digitally Encrypted Message. The format of this miscellaneous file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .p7m file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .P7M file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .P7M file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .P7M file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .p7m file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Cryptigo p7mViewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Cryptigo p7mViewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .P7M file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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 Cryptigo p7mViewer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .P7M file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .p7m file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Keychain Access software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .P7M file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

Still cannot open the .P7M file?

If you are still unable to open the .P7M file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .P7M file.p7r – Certificate Request Response File, .p7s – Digitally Signed Email Message, .p7x – Microsoft, .p7z – S/MIME Compressed Email Message, .p8 – Lexaloffle. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .P7M file with the Cryptigo p7mViewer program on Windows and Apple Keychain Access program on Mac.