How to open P2M file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

P2M files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing P2M file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with P2M extension. However, it should be remembered that P2M file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is PhotoWorks Appearance Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning P2M files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with P2M extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • PhotoWorks Appearance Format

    .p2m file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Dassault Systemes PhotoWorks Dassault Systemes PhotoWorks
  • Gameshark PlayStation 2 Cheats Format

    .p2m file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Mad Catz Gameshark Mad Catz Gameshark

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from P2M files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning P2M extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning P2M extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the P2M file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports P2M file extension
  • P2M file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with P2M files


If P2M 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 P2M 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 P2M 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 P2M 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 P2M 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.

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