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POOL File Extension

TeX Messages
  • Developer
    LaTeX Project Development Team
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is POOL file?

POOL is a file extension commonly associated with TeX Messages files. LaTeX Project Development Team defined the TeX Messages format standard. Files with POOL extension may be used by programs distributed for platform. Files with POOL extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. The software recommended for managing POOL files is LaTeX. On the official website of LaTeX Project Development Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theLaTeX software, but also about POOL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support POOL file extension

POOL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support POOL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with POOL extension?

Problems with accessing POOL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TeX Messages 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 POOL files.

Step 1. Get the LaTeX

Install software to open POOL file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports POOL files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download LaTeX and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support POOL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download LaTeX installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit LaTeX Project Development Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of LaTeX and update if needed

Update software that support file extension POOLIf you already have LaTeX installed on your systems and POOL 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. If you have an older version of LaTeX installed, it may not support POOL 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 LaTeX.

Step 3. Assign LaTeX to POOL files

If you have the latest version of LaTeX installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage POOL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with POOL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the POOL file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where LaTeX is installed, check the Always use this app to open POOL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with POOL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected POOL file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with POOL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the POOL 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 POOL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

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

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

Did you receive the POOL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with POOL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the TeX Messages file.

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

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

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 TeX Messages file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with POOL files affecting older versions of given software.

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