What is an EPM File?

How to Open, Edit, & Convert EPM Files

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A file with the EPM file extension is an Encrypted Portable Media file. Unlike other media file formats like MP3, WAV, MP4, etc., files in the EPM format can't be opened with just any multimedia player.

Destiny Media Technologies is the company behind this media encryption scheme. They release software that's built specifically for opening files in the EMP format.

EPM may instead refer to Encryption Policy Manager, which is an encryption client program used with Check Point security software for encrypting portable removable media storage devices like flash drives, CDs, and DVDs, etc.

Note: EPM is also an acronym for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and the unit of concentration called equivalents per million, but neither has anything to do with the EPM file format.

How To Open an EPM File

EPM files are encrypted media files, meaning that you'll need to use certain programs and apps to play any EPM video or audio file you might have.

Free programs and apps are available from Destiny Media Technologies for playing their encrypted media:

Some EPM files may instead be containers for other files, similar to the ZIP format. If that's what your EPM file is, you should be able to extract its contents using a file unzip tool like 7-Zip.

For example, if you're using 7-Zip, just right-click or tap and hold the EPM file, and then pick the option that says 7-Zip > Open archive. You'll then be able to see the files that are stored within the EPM file and then copy out the ones you want, or extract everything out at one time.

See the Check Point website if you need a program that can open an EPM file that's associated with Check Point's Encryption Policy Manager. I haven't used the programs myself, but I'm sure it's either their Endpoint Media Encryption Software Blade or Endpoint Full Disk Encryption Software Blade program that uses these kinds of EPM files.

Note: If you still can't open your file, you might be misreading the file extension. Some files have a similar file extension even though they don't open with the same program, like EPS, EPC, RPM, CEP, EPRT, and EPUB files.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the EPM file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open EPM files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert an EPM File

I haven't tested this myself, but you might be able to decrypt EPM files in Play MPE so that you can have access to the file in its actual format, like an MP3 if it's an audio file.

If you manage to get an MP3 from the EMP file, you can use a free audio converter to convert the MP3 to some other audio format like WAV. The same is true for encrypted videos that are stored as EMP files - a free video converter can convert MP4s and other video formats.

More Help With EPM Files

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