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BGA File Extension

OS/2 Graphic Array
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What is BGA file?

BGA filename suffix is mostly used for OS/2 Graphic Array files. BGA file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Windows system platform. BGA file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling BGA files is XnView, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about BGA and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BGA file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BGA files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with BGA extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BGA file

Windows Windows

How to open file with BGA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BGA files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with BGA files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Install software to open BGA file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BGA files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing XnView or different compatible program, such as OS/2. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BGA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of XnView and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BGAYou still cannot access BGA files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of XnView installed, it may not support BGA format. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BGA files to XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BGA files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with BGA file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BGA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open BGA files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BGA file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BGA file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select XnView and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BGA extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the BGA is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BGA file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BGA file for viruses
1. Check the BGA file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the BGA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. BGA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BGA file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with BGA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the OS/2 Graphic Array file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open XnView

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BGA extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with OS/2 Graphic Array files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BGA files.

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