What is a .PGP File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Simple Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pgp extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pgp file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PGP file?

The .PGP file extension is from AutoCAD Program Parameters File. This file extension belongs to the developer Autodesk. The format of this file is text, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .pgp file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PGP file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PGP file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PGP file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 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 .PGP file?

If you cannot open the .PGP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PGP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pgp – PGP. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PGP file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows.