# Convert PSP8 pseudopotential files to UPF format

Is there a way to convert psp8 pseudopotential files (used for abinit) to UPF format (used for Quantum ESPRESSO)? I noticed there is the upfconv.x utility in Quantum ESPRESSO but it does not support psp8 files.

• +1 and welcome to our new community! Thank you so much for contributing your question here and we hope to see much more of you in the future !!! Jul 29 at 20:29
• Related, though not a duplicate: mattermodeling.stackexchange.com/questions/1369/…. Camps' and wcw's answers suggest general interconversion tools for pseudopotentials are uncommon, but there are tools to generate a new file semi-manually using the information from another format.
– Tyberius
Jul 29 at 21:35
• @fgoudra was the suggestion by Tyberius to do it semi-manually helpful? If you do it that way, please write an answer here so that it can be helpful for future users of the site! Aug 2 at 5:41
• @NikeDattani so far I didn't have any luck with the suggestion however it seemed to be very helpful. If I find an answer I'll post it Aug 8 at 2:00