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PAYLOAD File Extension

Microsoft Windows Mobile
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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  • Popularity
    5 (2 votes)

What is PAYLOAD file?

Full format name of files that use PAYLOAD extension is Microsoft Windows Mobile. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Windows Mobile format standard. PAYLOAD file format is compatible with software that can be installed on system platform. PAYLOAD file format, along with 323 other file formats, belongs to the System Files category. Windows Mobile is by far the most used program for working with PAYLOAD files. Software named Windows Mobile was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PAYLOAD files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PAYLOAD file extension

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

Programs that support PAYLOAD file

How to open file with PAYLOAD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PAYLOAD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PAYLOAD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Windows Mobile

Install software to open PAYLOAD file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PAYLOAD files is that no program that can handle PAYLOAD files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Windows Mobile and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Windows Mobile website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Windows Mobile to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PAYLOADIf you already have Windows Mobile installed on your systems and PAYLOAD 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. The reason that Windows Mobile cannot handle files with PAYLOAD may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Mobile.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PAYLOAD files to Windows Mobile

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PAYLOAD files with latest version of Windows Mobile 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 PAYLOAD file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PAYLOAD file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Windows Mobile is installed, check the Always use this app to open PAYLOAD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PAYLOAD file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PAYLOAD extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 PAYLOAD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PAYLOAD file is complete and free of 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 PAYLOAD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PAYLOAD file for viruses
1. Verify that the PAYLOAD in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PAYLOAD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PAYLOAD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PAYLOAD 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 PAYLOAD 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Mobile

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Windows Mobile files. It may be the case that the PAYLOAD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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