UNL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an UNL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .UNL files.

What is an UNL file?

Files that contain the .unl file extension are most commonly associated with the MapSource map management application. This software application is used by a variety of Garmin GPS navigation devices.

The UNL files that are used by this software are backup files that contain a backup of the data that a user has saved in the application. Information contained in the UNL files may include waypoints, points of interest, recent destinations and other backup data.

The Informix software application also uses the .unl file suffix. These UNL files contain binary files that are created when a user launches the UNLOAD command within the Informix program.

How to open UNL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension UNL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different UNL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension UNL

While we know of one file format using the .UNL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .UNL file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of UNL files. Remember, different programs may use UNL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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