What is a .VPP File And How To Open It – Cognex (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vpp extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .vpp file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VPP file?

The .VPP file extension stands for VisionPro Job File. It was developed by Cognex. This data related file is in xml format.

What to know

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

How to open a .VPP file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .vpp file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Cognex VisionPro and Cognex Designer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VPP 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 Cognex VisionPro software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VPP file?

If you are still unable to open the .VPP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .VPP file.vpp – Visual Paradigm, .vpp – VMGP. 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 .VPP file with the Cognex VisionPro, Cognex Designer programs on Windows.