.P2P File Extension

FolderShare Placeholder File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.8  |  16 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

What is a P2P file?

A P2P file contains a shortcut to a file and is used by FolderShare, a Windows Live computer synchronizing service. It stores a reference to a specific file and is used in place of the actual file. P2P files are most often seen when On Demand Sync is active.

More Information

FolderShare was acquired by Microsoft in 2005. It allowed users to access information across various devices. By double-clicking a P2P file within FolderShare, a file on a different device would be downloaded to your computer. FolderShare was replaced by Windows Live Sync.

NOTE: The term "P2P" is also short for "peer-to-peer," which refers to Internet file sharing programs. Most P2P programs do not use the ".p2p" file extension.

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Programs that open or reference P2P files

Windows
Microsoft FolderShare
Mac
Microsoft FolderShare
Updated May 17, 2018

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