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Details of the .pol file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pol file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pol file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pol file?
  • How can the .pol file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .pol?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pol extension?
  • How can I convert .pol files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .pol?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.pol file extension details

Windows Group Policy File

Windows Group Policy File .pol file icon
POL file is a Windows Group Policy File. The Administrative Templates extension of Group Policy saves information in the Group Policy template in Registry.pol files. These files contain the customized registry settings that you specify (by using the Group Policy snap-in) to be applied to the Machine (HKLM) or User (HKCU) portion of the registry.
Category: Other files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
POL aliases:
POL related links:
POL related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .pol file extension.

.pol file extension error

The .pol file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pkl, plo, po, poi, pil, pok, pll, pop, ppl, ol, pom, pl, lol, po1, opl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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open .pol file

Can't open a .pol file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pol file association, check the FAQ.

.pol file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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