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MLOCATE File Extension

Gnome Desktop
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    The GNOME Project
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What is MLOCATE file?

Full format name of files that use MLOCATE extension is Gnome Desktop. Gnome Desktop format was developed by The GNOME Project. MLOCATE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux system platform. MLOCATE file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular program for handling MLOCATE files is Gnome Desktop, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of The GNOME Project developer not only will you find detailed information about theGnome Desktop software, but also about MLOCATE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MLOCATE file extension

Programs that can handle MLOCATE files are as follows. Files with MLOCATE 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 MLOCATE file

How to open file with MLOCATE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MLOCATE files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Gnome Desktop 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 Gnome Desktop software

Install software to open MLOCATE file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MLOCATE files is that no program that can handle MLOCATE files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Gnome Desktop or one of the recommended programs (for example, Linux operating systems) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MLOCATE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Gnome Desktop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit The GNOME Project website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Gnome Desktop

Update software that support file extension MLOCATEIf you already have Gnome Desktop installed on your systems and MLOCATE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MLOCATE files are not compatible with Gnome Desktop. The most recent version of Gnome Desktop is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Gnome Desktop files with Gnome Desktop

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MLOCATE files with latest version of Gnome Desktop you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with MLOCATE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MLOCATE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Gnome Desktop is installed, check the Always use this app to open MLOCATE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MLOCATE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MLOCATE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MLOCATE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the MLOCATE for errors

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 MLOCATE file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check MLOCATE file for viruses
1. The MLOCATE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the MLOCATE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. MLOCATE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the MLOCATE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with MLOCATE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Gnome Desktop

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MLOCATE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Gnome Desktop files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MLOCATE files.

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