POT File Extension

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PowerPoint Template
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What is POT file?

Full format name of files that use POT extension is PowerPoint Template. PowerPoint Template specification was created by Microsoft. Files with POT extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. POT file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. PowerPoint supports POT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 9 other tools may also be used. Software named PowerPoint was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and POT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support POT file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support POT files. Files with POT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with POT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening POT files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PowerPoint Template files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install PowerPoint

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening POT files is that no program that can handle POT files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select PowerPoint or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office, Kingsoft Presentation, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support POT 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 PowerPoint website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access POT files although PowerPoint 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. If you have an older version of PowerPoint installed, it may not support POT format. The latest version of PowerPoint should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate PowerPoint Template files with PowerPoint

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the POT file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PowerPoint is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open POT files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with POT extension, 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 POT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the POT for errors

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

1. Check the POT file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the POT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the POT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. POT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the POT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with POT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 PowerPoint Template file.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with POT extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PowerPoint Template file. It may be the case that the POT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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