P12 files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing P12 file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with P12 extension. However, it should be remembered that P12 file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is PFX File (Personal Information Exchange) but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.
So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning P12 files and search for its solution.
A list of programs supporting files types with P12 extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.
.p12 file extension
Category: Internet Files
Microsoft Certificate Manager
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
If P12 file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a P12 file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open P12 file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.
If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing P12 in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit P12 format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.