EST File Extension

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Streets & Trips Map Format
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What is EST file?

Full format name of files that use EST extension is Streets & Trips Map Format. Streets & Trips Map Format format was developed by Microsoft. Files with EST extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with EST extension are categorized as GIS Files files. The GIS Files subset comprises 87 various file formats. Microsoft Streets & Trips supports EST files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Streets & Trips was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and EST files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support EST file extension

Programs that can handle EST files are as follows. Files with EST suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support EST file

How to open file with EST extension?

Being unable to open files with EST extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Streets & Trips Map Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Streets & Trips software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening EST files is that no program that can handle EST files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Streets & Trips or different compatible program, such as MapPoint. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Streets & Trips installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Streets & Trips to the latest version

If the problems with opening EST files still occur even after installing Microsoft Streets & Trips, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Streets & Trips is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why EST files are not compatible with Microsoft Streets & Trips. The latest version of Microsoft Streets & Trips should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Streets & Trips to EST files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Streets & Trips installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage EST on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the EST with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Streets & Trips is installed, check the Always use this app to open EST files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected EST file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Streets & Trips and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with EST extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the EST is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper EST file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the EST file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the EST is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the EST file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the EST file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with EST extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Streets & Trips Map Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Streets & Trips

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EST files. Close all running programs and try opening the EST file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Streets & Trips Map Format files. It may be the case that the EST files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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