Open a protected file in Windows

NOTE: All protected Microsoft Office documents can be opened by Office 2013/2016. For protected files with .ppdf/.ptxt/.pjpg/.ppng/.pgif/.pfile file extension, they can be opened by using RMS sharing application.

Open protected Microsoft Office documents

  1. In Microsoft Outlook/OWA/File Explorer, double click the protected Microsoft Office document you want to open.
  2. The document will be opened using Microsoft Office and you will see the message on “Restricted Access” as shown below.
  3. Restricted Access Document
  4. You can click “View Permission” to verify the permission you have.
  5. View permission

Open a file protected by RMS with file extension .ppdf/.ptxt/.pjpg/.ppng/.pgif/.pfile

    1. In Microsoft Outlook/OWA/File Explorer, double click the document you want to open.
    2. The document will be opened using RMS sharing application. You can find your permission in RMS as shown below.
    3. RMS file
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