What is a .TRK File And How To Open It – CompeGPS TEAM

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .trk extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .trk file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .TRK file?

The .TRK file extension comes from CompeGPS Land Track File. This file extension was developed by CompeGPS TEAM. The format of this file is text, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .trk file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TRK file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .trk file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the GPSBabel software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is GPSBabel.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TRK 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .TRK file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GPSBabel software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GPSBabel.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TRK file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GPSBabel software that 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 .TRK file on Linux

To open the .trk file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GPSBabel software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GPSBabel.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TRK 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GPSBabel software that 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 .TRK file?

If you are still unable to open the .TRK file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .TRK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .trk – Garmin, .trk – MakeMusic, .trk – Ubisoft Entertainment. 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 .TRK file with the GPSBabel program on Windows, GPSBabel program on Mac and GPSBabel software on Linux.