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Details of extension .pgd

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .pgd file extension, which is related to PGP Virtual Disk Image.

We'll explain what exactly a .pgd file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .pgd files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. PGP Virtual Disk Image

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PGP Virtual Disk Image

pgd file - PGP Virtual Disk Image
The PGD file belongs to the Disk Image category and works with Symantec PGP Desktop, being used as a PGP Virtual Disk Image. A PGP Virtual Disk is a reserved and secure place in your hard drive where you may store your sensitive files and other data. The developer is still actively supporting the Symantec PGP Desktop, likely. Based on our current information, Symantec PGP Desktop does not use other file types.
Application: Symantec PGP Desktop
Program name: -
Category: Disk Image files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.partimg Partimage Data

The .pgd file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .pgd extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .pgd file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ptd PipeTech Data File
.pgw BlenderGIS PNG World Data
.pnd Pegasus Mail Mailbox Configuration Data
.pgc Portfolio Graphics Compressed Bitmap
.pbd PBD-14 Input Data
.lgd Microsoft Windows Application Log

The .pgd extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .pgd filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

ptd (1), pgw (1), pnd (1), pgc (1), pbd (1), lgd (1), pgs (1), prd (1), pg (1), ogd (1)

Having trouble opening a .pgd file?

If you want to open a .pgd file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .pgd association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pgd

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android