Read Microsoft Project Files using a reader

Microsoft has not released a MPP or Microsoft Project File viewer, like it has released for it’s other products like word, excel and powerpoint under the Microsoft Office Viewers tools.

To read a Microsoft Project file, do the following:

  • Download mpp2ppr.exe from It is a free tool to convert mpp files to the Smartworks Project Plan Reader format i.e. ppr.
  • Download ppreader10.exe from the site. This is what allows you to read the Microsoft Project Plan.
    Install both above tools, and use the mpp2ppr.exe to convert the mpp file to ppr and then the ppreader10.exe to read it.