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.postal File Extension

Developer: TomTom International
File type: TomTom Postal Code File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .postal. Files with the file extension .postal can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .postal files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .postal file?

The file extension POSTAL is used for data files that display locations referenced by TomTom GPS navigation. TomTom is a dutch manufacturer of GPS, or Global Positioning System receivers, including automotive navigation systems and a range of software for PDA’s or Personal Digital Assistants and mobile telephones. The company was also declared as the main map data provider for Apple’s iOS 6 maps application. Files in the POSTAL format include postal codes or zip codes, maps, streets, cities and other locations. To view and manage such files, it may require users to install the authoring software which is TomTom home wherein the content of the filesw may be viewed. It is advised that users refrain from opening this type of file manually as it may cause irreparable damage to the file.

how to open a .postal file?

Launch a .postal file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .postal file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .postal files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .postal file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .postal file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .postal file association errors

applications that open a .postal file

TomTom HOME

TomTom HOME

TomTom HOME is a program that is generally classified as a content management application, and this software is specifically categorized as a content management program for external hardware devices. This means TomTom HOME has a set of integrated functionalities that allow users of a specific external hardware device to update its driver software, other device-related applications and data stored in those external gadgets. TomTom HOME was specifically developed for the TomTom device, which is a car GPS navigation gadget. TomTom HOME allows users to quickly and easily synch their TomTom car GPS devices with their Windows-based systems. This application also allows users to receive alerts or notifications about device driver updates, content management application updates and new product releases, so users can conveniently download and install those device driver updates, content management application upgrades and update the data stored in their TomTom GPS devices, such as its map data.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .postal files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .postal. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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