Files that contain the file extension LOC are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is EasyGPS, but the file extension can also be defined as a Localization string resource file, MicroSim PCBoard file, or Delphi file. LOC files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the file extension LOC is related to EasyGPS, it is a data file type that contains saved locations, waypoints, points of interest, and other information commonly used with a GPS navigation system. EasyGPS is free software that allows you to upload data from your PC to your GPS navigation device. Easy GPS works with Magellan, Garmin and Lowrance GPS units.
LOC files that are classified as a Localization string resource file are a source code and script file type that contains data which allows you to translate applications to another language. The file content includes strings for various languages and is used to translate the application into a new language without having to completely rebuild the application.
If the LOC file is associated with MicroSim PCBoard, it is a CAD file type that contains designs for electrical circuit boards. PCBoard is Computer Aided Design software created by MicroSim which was eventually purchased by OrCAD.
LOC files that are related to Delphi are a data file type that contains project settings for the Delphi application. Delphi is a development program used for creating Windows applications using the Delphi and C++ programming languages.
How to Open LOC Files
Since LOC files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. LOC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the LOC file extension is defined as a GPS location file, you can open the file using EasyGPS software, which is compatible with the Windows operating system. EasyGPS is available as a free download on the EasyGPS website.
LOC files that are a Localization string resource file can be opened using any text editing program. If you use Windows, you can open LOC files with WordPad, Notepad, OpenOffice Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, or Apple Pages. To open LOC files on the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.
LOC files that are related to MicroSim PCBoard can be opened using OrCAD 16.6, which is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and is available on the Cadence Solutions website.
If the LOC files are associated with Delphi, you can open them using the Delphi development environment, which is available on the Embarcadero Technologies website. Delphi is compatible with the Windows operating system. You can also open this type of LOC file using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.