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BGL File Extension

Flight Simulator Scenery Format
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    Microsoft
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    3.3 (6 votes)

What is BGL file?

BGL filename suffix is mostly used for Flight Simulator Scenery Format files. Microsoft defined the Flight Simulator Scenery Format format standard. BGL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with BGL extension are categorized as Game Files files. The Game Files subset comprises 1509 various file formats. FSX Planner supports BGL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support BGL file extension

Programs that can handle BGL files are as follows. Files with BGL 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 BGL file

How to open file with BGL extension?

Problems with accessing BGL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Flight Simulator Scenery Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the FSX Planner

Install software to open BGL file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BGL files is that no program that can handle BGL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing FSX Planner or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download FSX Planner installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FSX Planner and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BGLIf the problems with opening BGL files still occur even after installing FSX Planner, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FSX Planner is available. 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 FSX Planner installed, it may not support BGL format. The most recent version of FSX Planner is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BGL files to FSX Planner

After installing FSX Planner (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BGL files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BGL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the BGL file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where FSX Planner is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open BGL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with BGL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BGL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BGL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the BGL file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BGL file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BGL file for viruses
1. Verify that the BGL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BGL file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BGL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BGL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with BGL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BGL 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 Flight Simulator Scenery Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the BGL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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