Full format name of files that use GPK extension is GEOS Compressed Omnigo Format Archive. GEOS Compressed Omnigo Format Archive specification was created by Berkeley Softworks. Files with GPK extension may be used by programs distributed for platform. Files with GPK extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 189 various file formats. GEOS is by far the most used program for working with GPK files. On the official website of Berkeley Softworks developer not only will you find detailed information about theGEOS software, but also about GPK and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle GPK files are as follows. Files with GPK suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GPK files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GEOS Compressed Omnigo Format Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GPK files is that no program that can handle GPK files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install GEOS. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit GEOS website and download the installer.
If you already have GEOS installed on your systems and GPK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GPK files are not compatible with GEOS. The most recent version of GEOS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing GEOS (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open GPK files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the GPK file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the GPK file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the GPK file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic GPK file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with GPK extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the GEOS Compressed Omnigo Format Archive file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support GPK files. Close all running programs and try opening the GPK file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with GEOS Compressed Omnigo Format Archive files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the GPK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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