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.ppk File Extension

Developer: PuTTY
File type: PuTTY Private Key File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ppk. Files with the file extension .ppk can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ppk files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ppk file?

Files created by PuTTYgen are known as PPK files. PPK files are PuTTY Private Key Files developed by Putty and they serve as storage for the private keys the program generated. These files are used to enable communication securely with another party having the corresponding public key. PPK files contain information about key file authentication which is why they usually serve as the computer’s marker that could allow the recognition and utilization of the files using the Putty software. The putty software is the main application using PPK files. This application is useful for SSH and Telnet. If users want to authenticate PPK files, all they need to do is choose Connection → SSH → Auth which can be found on the PuTTY Configuration menu. Then after that, they can click on Browse to enable the option called Private Key file for authentication. PPK files as well as the Putty software that created them can be opened on Windows, UNIX and MAC systems.

how to open a .ppk file?

Launch a .ppk file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ppk file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ppk files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ppk file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ppk file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ppk file association errors

applications that open a .ppk file



PuTTY is a terminal emulator that can serve as your tracker to your account where you can receive thru portable devices supported by Unix-like or windows mobile platforms. It is distributed under the MIT license. It can be a client for the following computing protocols: SSH, rlogin, TCP and Telnet. This works for users systems’ running with windows operating systems, Mac OS X and older versions of Mac OS. Putty is proven to support windows vista but no proof that it will work for windows 7 yet. Simon Tathan, the developer released this in the year 1999 and its update series was released in 2011 that is the 0.62. Whenever users are using portable gadgets they open the application via text displays unlike it is open in regular desktops. PuTTY supports 3DES, Arcfour, DES, Blowfish and AES encryptions. Its command lines are SFTP and SCP clients. It also supports IPv6 and can be access in local port connections.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ppk files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ppk. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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