File Extension Library

.PPK File Extension

  • Developer by: PuTTY
  • Category: Misc Files

What are .PPK files and how to open them?

Can't open .PPK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PPK file.

What is a .PPK file extension?

.PPK file extension is created by PuTTY. .PPK has been classified as Misc Files.

.PPK is PuTTY Private Key File

File created by PuTTYgen (PuTTY Key Generator), a program used for generating keys for public-key cryptography; stores a private key generated by the program; used for enabling secure communication with a remote entity that has the corresponding public key.

PPK files are used by PuTTY, a free SSH and Telnet client. To set the PPK file for authentication, choose Connection → SSH → Auth from the PuTTY Configuration menu and then select Browse... for the "Private key file for authentication" option.

List of all softwares that can open the PuTTY Private Key File

How to fix problems with .PPK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PPK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PPK file format
  2. You need to check the .PPK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)