PTT file extension is used by MapPoint, a business mapping software tool developed by Microsoft. PTT is a template file used as a basis for new PTM file, which contains mappings of business information packages created using MapPoint.
PTT files can store information regarding business travels, sales territory data, or information from Microsoft Office documents. Data from PTT files can be used by GIS (Geographic Informations Systems) applications.
Below is a table that list programs that support PTT files. Files with PTT 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.
Being unable to open files with PTT extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with PTT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PTT files is that no program that can handle PTT files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the MapPoint developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download MapPoint installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have MapPoint installed on your systems and PTT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that MapPoint cannot handle files with PTT may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using MapPoint.
If you have the latest version of MapPoint installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PTT on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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 PTT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the PTT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 PTT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the PTT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the PTT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the MapPoint Map Template file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PTT files. Close all running programs and try opening the PTT file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MapPoint Map Template file. It may be the case that the PTT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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