.GPD File Extension

Generic Printer Description File

Developer Microsoft
3.7  |  15 Votes

What is a GPD file?

Text file describing a printer to the Windows operating system when printing with the Unidrv (Universal Printer Driver); uses the GPD language to describe a printer providing various types of information including: printer attributes, printer commands, printer features, printer options, printer font descriptions, and conditional statements.

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All GPD file entries look like this:

* EntryName: EntryValue {GPD_FileEntry, GPD_FileEntry, ...}

EntryName follows the asterisk and is always a predefined keyword that Unidrv's GPD parser recognizes.

An example of a GPD file looks like this:

*Feature: Orientation
   *Name: "Orientation"
   *DefaultOption: Portrait
   *Option: Portrait
      *Name: "Portrait"
      *Command: CmdSelect
         *Order: DOC_SETUP.7
         *Cmd: "<1B>&l0O"

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Programs that open or reference GPD files


Gamer Profile Data File

Developer Microsoft
3.4  |  5 Votes

A GPD file may also be a gamer profile data file used by Xbox 360 to store information about a user, including his settings, games played, achievement records for each game played, and any achievement images. It is saved in the Xbox Database Format (XDBF), which is a container format for storing Xbox files and records. GPD files are generated from Statistics, Presence, and Achievement (SPA) files embedded in game bundles when a user plays the game.

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You can mod a game by editing the GPD file associated with the game, commonly Black Ops or Borderlands 2. This allows you to unlock gameplay features you previously did not have. To replace or inject a GPD file, move your profile from an Xbox 360 HDD to a USB flash drive and connect the drive to a computer running Windows with the Horizon or Modio modding tools installed:

  • If you are using Horizon, select "Device Explorer" and navigate to the Gamer Profiles folder on your flash drive. You can then right-click your profile, select Extract File..., and choose the save location. Then drag and drop your profile onto the open grey area, which opens the "Package Manager" tool. Click the "Contents" tab to view all of the GPD files within your profile.
  • If you are using Modio, click the "M" logo in the top-left corner and select "Explore my Device." In the Device Explorer window select File → Open/Close Drive and navigate the file tree to your profile. You can drag and drop the profile onto your desktop then drag it back to Modio and drop it on the open area. The "Profile" window will open where you can then select the "File Contents" tab to view all of the GPD files within your profile.

Each game has a unique title ID used to name its correlating GPD file. The filename is a a sequence of numbers and letters. You can open the GPD file with a hex editor, such as HxD or HEXplorer, and edit the hex code.

Common GPD Filenames

5454087c.gpd - Borderlands 2 GPD filename.

4d5307e6.gpd - Halo 3 GPD filename.

41560855.gpd - Call of Duty: Black Ops GPD filename.

Programs that open or reference GPD files


Graphic PhotoDefiner Image File

Developer RGB Light
3.0  |  5 Votes

Image format developed by RGB Light for use with PhotoDefiner; incorporates lossless image compression that uses the "new light reference organization on triplet RGB" theoretic approach; may compress images more than the .GIF or .PNG formats.

Programs that open GPD files

RGB Light PhotoDefiner Free Viewer
Kandalu PhotoK Win
Kandalu KandaluLite
Kandalu PhotoK

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