What is a .U3P File And How To Open It – SanDisk (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .u3p extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .u3p file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .U3P file?

The .U3P file extension is from U3 Smart Application. This file extension belongs to the developer SanDisk. This executable file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .u3p file on 1 platform.

How to open a .U3P file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .U3P file on various operating systems.

How to open a .U3P file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .u3p file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the 7-Zip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Corel WinZip and 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .U3P 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 7-Zip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .U3P file?

If you cannot open the .U3P file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .U3P file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .u8 – Clockwork Games, .uasset – Epic Games, .uax – Epic Games, .ub – Unsigned Byte Audio File, .ubj – The Buzz Media. 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 .U3P file with the 7-Zip, Corel WinZip programs on Windows.