LOC File Extension

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GPS Location Format
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What is LOC file?

LOC is a file extension commonly associated with GPS Location Format files. Files with LOC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. LOC file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The software recommended for managing LOC files is EasyGPS. On the official website of TopoGrafix developer not only will you find detailed information about theEasyGPS software, but also about LOC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support LOC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support LOC files. Files with LOC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support LOC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with LOC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LOC files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with LOC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with LOC files.

Step 1. Download and install EasyGPS

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening LOC files is that no program that can handle LOC files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download EasyGPS and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download EasyGPS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit TopoGrafix website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of EasyGPS

If the problems with opening LOC files still occur even after installing EasyGPS, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of EasyGPS is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that EasyGPS cannot handle files with LOC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of EasyGPS should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LOC files to EasyGPS

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the LOC file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where EasyGPS is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open LOC files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the LOC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select EasyGPS and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with LOC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the LOC for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the LOC file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the LOC in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the LOC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the LOC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. LOC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the LOC file’s structure is intact

If the LOC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 LOC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle EasyGPS

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with GPS Location Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with LOC files affecting older versions of given software.

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