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Microsoft Purview Information Protection Viewer

Install the Microsoft Purview Information Protection client (PurviewInfoProtectionViewer) to view protected non-Office files on Windows.

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      This viewer from Microsoft Purview Information Protection lets you open and view protected files that were shared with you:
    • Open and use protected files such as PDF, text files, images and any other file format that has a .pfile extension.
    • View your permissions, and print or save the file without protection – if permission allows.

    • Note: to open and use Microsoft Office documents and emails that are protected, you don’t need this viewer. Just open them using your Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

      If you want to label and protect your documents and emails, download and install one of the Microsoft Purview Information Protection clients.
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 11

    List of prerequisites is in the documentation

  • Download one of the installation files and then run it.

    Use the viewer - instructions:
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