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PLO File Extension

HP Graphics Language Plotter
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is PLO file?

PLO filename suffix is mostly used for HP Graphics Language Plotter files. Files with PLO extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PLO file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PLO files is XnView. XnView software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about PLO files or the XnView software program.

Programs which support PLO file extension

The following listing features PLO-compatible programs. PLO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PLO file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PLO extension?

Being unable to open files with PLO extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PLO 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 PLO files.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Install software to open PLO file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PLO files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install XnView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PLO files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension PLOYou still cannot access PLO files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 PLO files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PLO files to XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PLO files. 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 PLO file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PLO extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PLO extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PLO for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PLO file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PLO file for viruses
1. Check the PLO file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the PLO is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PLO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PLO file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with PLO extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic PLO file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with PLO extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the HP Graphics Language Plotter file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with HP Graphics Language Plotter files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PLO files.

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