A pol file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT). A pol file allows administrators to prevent non-administrator users from changing registry settings like, for instance, the security level of Internet Explorer and the desktop background wallpaper.

There are 4 other file types using
the POL file extension!

empty icon.pol - AsctoHTM policy data

empty icon.pol - InnovMetric Software 3D polygon models format

empty icon.pol - Personal Paint polish language user interface

empty icon.pol - Unreal Engine Polish language localization

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POL file extension - Microsoft Windows policy data

What is pol file? How to open pol files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

pol file icon: pol filetype icon

The pol file extension is related to earlier versions of Microsoft Windows operating system.

In Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT, administrators can use a special file to be merged into the registry, called a policy file (POLICY.POL).

The policy file allows administrators to prevent non-administrator users from changing registry settings like, for instance, the security level of Internet Explorer and the desktop background wallpaper.

The policy file is primarily used in a business with a large number of computers where the business needs to be protected from rogue or careless users.

The default software associated to open pol file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.pol files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .pol file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pol file, edit pol file, convert pol file, view pol file, play pol file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pol files.

Programs that can create pol file - Microsoft Windows policy data

Programs supporting the exension pol on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for create pol file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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