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MPS File Extension

Pocket Streets Map Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
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  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is MPS file?

Full format name of files that use MPS extension is Pocket Streets Map Format. Pocket Streets Map Format specification was created by Microsoft. MPS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MPS file belongs to the GIS Files category just like 255 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling MPS files is MapPoint, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named MapPoint was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MPS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MPS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support MPS files. MPS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support MPS file

How to open file with MPS extension?

Being unable to open files with MPS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with MPS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MPS files.

Step 1. Install MapPoint software

Install software to open MPS file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MPS files is that no program that can handle MPS files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing MapPoint or different compatible program, such as Windows Media Player. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading MapPoint installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension MPSIf you already have MapPoint installed on your systems and MPS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of MapPoint installed, it may not support MPS format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using MapPoint.

Step 3. Assign MapPoint to MPS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MPS files with latest version of MapPoint you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MPS file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MPS 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 MapPoint is installed, check the Always use this app to open MPS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MPS file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MPS 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 the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MPS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the MPS is not faulty

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MPS file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the MPS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the MPS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic MPS 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. If the MPS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run MapPoint

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Pocket Streets Map Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MPS files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a MPS file

File Conversions from MPS extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to MPS file
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