What is a .POLICY File And How To Open It – Oracle (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .policy extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .policy file extension and how to open it.

What is a .POLICY file?

The file extension .POLICY is Java Policy Implementation File. This file extension belongs to the developer Oracle. This file belongs to the text format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .policy file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .POLICY file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .POLICY file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .POLICY file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .policy file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Oracle Java Runtime Environment and Oracle Java SE Development Kit.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .POLICY file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .POLICY file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .policy file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Oracle Java Runtime Environment and Oracle Java SE Development Kit software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .POLICY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .POLICY file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .policy file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Oracle Java Runtime Environment and Oracle Java SE Development Kit software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .POLICY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Oracle Java SE Development Kit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .POLICY file?

If you cannot open the .POLICY file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .POLICY file.pom – The Apache Project, .pop – Valve, .pop – Samsung, .popshape – Ergonis Software, .por – SPSS. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .POLICY file with the Oracle Java SE Development Kit, Oracle Java Runtime Environment programs on Windows, Oracle Java SE Development Kit, Oracle Java Runtime Environment programs on Mac and Oracle Java SE Development Kit, Oracle Java Runtime Environment software on Linux.