Files with pcp extension can be quite often encountered as special temporary data generated by the Windows Installer. A pcp file stores patch creation process data.

There are 5 other file types using
the PCP file extension!

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PCP file extension - Windows Installer patch creation process data

What is pcp file? How to open pcp files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

File extension pcp is associated with Windows Installer Database Editor (Orca).

A patch creation properties file (pcp) is used as an input to the patch building tools provided in the Windows Installer SDK.

The default software associated to open pcp file:

Windows Installer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Installer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Installer is installation and configuration service included in the Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 as well as Windows Server family. Windows Installer provides standard format for Windows component management.

Help how to open:

You cannot open this file type manually, it is accessed by the program automatically.

How to convert:

No conversion for this type of *.pcp files is possible.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pcp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pcp file, edit pcp file, convert pcp file, view pcp file, play pcp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pcp file - Windows Installer patch creation process data

Click on the software link for more information about Windows Installer. Windows Installer uses pcp file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pcp file by default:
Windows Installer small icon Windows Installer
Other suggested software:
Windows Installer XML

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