Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Microsoft Project and its mpp files...

Hi All,

Hopefully I can proceed beyond my 6th post of this month.... That too on the last day of the month..... :)

If you all ever faced problems using the Microsoft Project files - of .mpp extensions, never mind bothering about it again.....

1. Go to
2. Go to the download links and download the .deb file from
3. Install it on your Ubuntu / Debian using the normal dpkg -i "filename.deb"
4. Hope by now you could solve most of the dependency problems you may face.....

Enjoy...Thats it.... Once installed - go to Applications->Office->Open Proj.

Now you should be able to open the mpp file....

Thanks and revisit me back in October....
Ananth Gouri


  1. ... or if you just need view mpp file you can go to and open it there

  2. It works to open an MPP file, but then I found only the option to save my work in XML or in POD format, but I could not find the option to save it in MPP format.

  3. Given situation may be solved with the aid ms project recovery, which owns many different capabilities for settling out almost every trouble associated with MS Project server files.