Files with snp file extension are most notably known to be snapshots generated from older Microsoft Access databases. Used for viewing purposes only.

There are 4 other file types using
the SNP file extension!

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SNP file extension - Microsoft Access report shapshot

What is snp file? How to open snp files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

snp file icon: snp filetype icon

The snp file extension is mainly known to be used Microsoft Access, database management system from Microsoft Office Suite and used for one of the default file types.

The snp is a snapshot generated for reporting and previewing purpose, so even users without Microsoft Access can view and print it.

Basically, it's picture. To be more specific it is a cab file that contains .emf files for all pages to reproduce the content.

As such, it is not possible to edit anything, just view it like any picture using special viewer (SnapView for example).

SNP format is based on Microsoft Compound File Binary Format (CFBF), which is also forms the basis of the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).

The function was removed in MS Access 2010 and from this version onward the program does no longer use this file type.

This snp file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: May 28, 2021

The default software associated to open snp file:

Microsoft Access icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Access  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular relational database management system for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Access is sold as stand-alone application, or as a part of Microsoft Office suite Professional edition and higher. Access uses own database format, to build databases, based on Jet Database Engine and also can import databases created by other applications.

Common file extensions for Access databases are accdb and mdb (previous MS Access versions).

Snapshot Viewer picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoSnapshot Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Snapshot Viewer is used to view report snapshots from Microsoft Access.

Office 365 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoOffice 365  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Office 365 is a subscription-based service that gives users access to several services and apps from Microsoft Office. It is available some types of subscription editions (for Home, Education, Business and Enterprise users) available for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS and all major mobile platforms.

Help how to open:

Use the Snapview or similar viewer to view and print *.snp snapshots.

How to convert:

Snapshots can be exported or printed to PDF or any bitmap image like JPG/PNG. They are not meant to be edited any further.

Find conversions from snp file:

snp to pdf

Find converter to snp file type:

csv to snp

mdb to snp

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 53 43 46

Related links:

SNP format at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .snp 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 snp file, edit snp file, convert snp file, view snp file, play snp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting snp files.

Software that open snp file - Microsoft Access report shapshot

Programs supporting the exension snp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open snp file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with snp file by default:
Microsoft Access small icon Microsoft Access
Snapshot Viewer

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