How to open LOC files

Did your computer fail to open a LOC file? We explain what LOC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a LOC file?

Files that contain the .loc file extension are most commonly associated with GPS software applications. The LOC files contain GPS location information, such as waypoints, destinations and other location data.

Files that are stored in the LOC format often store favorite locations, places of interest, recent destinations and other locations that have been saved by a user to a GPS system. These files are normally saved in in XML format.

The LOC file format has been being replaced increasingly by the GPX file format.

MicroSim PCBoards also use the .loc file format. These LOC files contain component location report files.

Software that will open, convert or fix LOC files

These apps are known to open certain types of LOC files. Since many different programs may use LOC files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific LOC file.

EasyGPSEasyGPSUser submitted
ITN ConverterITN ConverterUser submitted
Fugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversFugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversUser submitted
Docs OpenerDocs OpenerUser submitted
CATT-AcousticCATT-AcousticUser submitted
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ThinkVantage Access ConnectionsThinkVantage Access ConnectionsUser submitted
Access ConnectionsAccess ConnectionsUser submitted
ExpertGPSExpertGPSUser submitted
IBM ThinkPad UtilityIBM ThinkPad UtilityUser submitted
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