The File Extensions Database


.POTATO File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .POTATO file?

.POTATO is Potato ransomware affected file

File extension potato seems to be mainly related to a ransomware that appeared in late January 2017 and was labeled as Potato, most likely because of the suffix it uses when it encrypts victims files.


How to open:

Unfortunately, we do not know about any possible decryptor for Potato files, yet.

How to convert:

The original files can only be converted only once they have been successfully decrypted back.

How to solve problems with POTATO files

  • Associate the POTATO file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any POTATO file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.POTATO files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the POTATO file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .POTATO is Potato ransomware affected file. Because only the current version supports the latest POTATO file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the manufacturer website after an available .POTATO is Potato ransomware affected file update.
  • To make sure that your POTATO file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.