POSTAL File Extension

POSTAL file icon
TomTom Postal Code Format
  • Developer
    TomTom International
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is POSTAL file?

POSTAL filename suffix is mostly used for TomTom Postal Code Format files. TomTom Postal Code Format specification was created by TomTom International. POSTAL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with POSTAL extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. TomTom Navigator supports POSTAL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named TomTom Navigator was created by TomTom International BV.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and POSTAL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support POSTAL file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open POSTAL files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. POSTAL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support POSTAL file

How to open file with POSTAL extension?

Being unable to open files with POSTAL extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TomTom Postal Code 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 POSTAL files.

Step 1. Get the TomTom Navigator

Problems with opening and working with POSTAL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with POSTAL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install TomTom Navigator or one to the listed programs: TomTom HOME. 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 TomTom Navigator installed is by going to developer’s website (TomTom International BV.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of TomTom Navigator and update if needed

You still cannot access POSTAL files although TomTom Navigator is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that TomTom Navigator cannot handle files with POSTAL may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of TomTom Navigator should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign TomTom Navigator to POSTAL files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate POSTAL files with latest version of TomTom Navigator you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the POSTAL file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the TomTom Navigator installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open POSTAL files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected POSTAL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select TomTom Navigator and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with POSTAL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the POSTAL file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the POSTAL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. POSTAL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the POSTAL 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 POSTAL 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the TomTom Postal Code Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run TomTom Navigator

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with TomTom Postal Code Format files. It may be the case that the POSTAL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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