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POU File Extension

PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit

What is POU file?

POU is a file extension commonly associated with PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit files. PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit specification was created by M. Rehfeldt. POU files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. POU file format, along with 1205 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. PLCEdit is by far the most used program for working with POU files. PLCEdit software was developed by M. Rehfeldt, and on its official website you may find more information about POU files or the PLCEdit software program.

Programs which support POU file extension

Programs that can handle POU files are as follows. Files with POU 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 POU file

Windows Windows

How to open file with POU extension?

Being unable to open files with POU extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install PLCEdit

Install software to open POU file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening POU files is that no program that can handle POU files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the PLCEdit developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support POU files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading PLCEdit installed is by going to developer’s website (M. Rehfeldt) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update PLCEdit to the latest version

Update software that support file extension POUIf the problems with opening POU files still occur even after installing PLCEdit, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PLCEdit is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that PLCEdit cannot handle files with POU may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PLCEdit should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open POU files to PLCEdit

After installing PLCEdit (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open POU 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 POU file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the POU file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where PLCEdit is installed, check the Always use this app to open POU files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with POU file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with POU extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with POU extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the POU is not faulty

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 POU file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the POU file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the POU file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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

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 PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit file.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PLCEdit Program Organisation Unit files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the POU files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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