POI File Extension

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Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format
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What is POI file?

Full format name of files that use POI extension is Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format. Magellan defined the Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format format standard. POI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with POI extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The software recommended for managing POI files is Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox.

Programs which support POI file extension

The following listing features POI-compatible programs. Files with POI 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 POI file

How to open file with POI extension?

Problems with accessing POI may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with POI files.

Step 1. Download and install Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports POI files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox. 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 Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox

If the problems with opening POI files still occur even after installing Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox is available. 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 POI files are not compatible with Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox. The most recent version of Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format files with Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox

If you have the latest version of Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage POI 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the POI file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open POI files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the POI file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with POI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the POI file is complete and free of errors

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

1. The POI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the POI 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. If the scanner detected that the POI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic POI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 POI 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

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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Magellan Content Manager - ToolBox

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Magellan Maestro Point Of Interest Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle POI files.

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