BLU File Extension

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FileMaker Pro Runtime Extension

What is BLU file?

BLU filename suffix is mostly used for FileMaker Pro Runtime Extension files. BLU file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. BLU file belongs to the Plugin Files category just like 139 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling BLU files is FileMaker Pro, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. FileMaker Pro software was developed by FileMaker, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about BLU files or the FileMaker Pro software program.

Programs which support BLU file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BLU files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with BLU 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 BLU file

How to open file with BLU extension?

Being unable to open files with BLU extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with BLU extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install FileMaker Pro software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BLU files is that no program that can handle BLU files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install FileMaker Pro. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BLU files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FileMaker Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit FileMaker, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FileMaker Pro and update if needed

If the problems with opening BLU files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FileMaker Pro 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 FileMaker Pro installed, it may not support BLU format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using FileMaker Pro.

Step 3. Associate FileMaker Pro Runtime Extension files with FileMaker Pro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BLU files with latest version of FileMaker Pro you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the BLU file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the FileMaker Pro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BLU files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected BLU file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BLU extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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 BLU file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The BLU may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BLU file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. BLU file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BLU file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with BLU extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FileMaker Pro Runtime Extension file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run FileMaker Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support BLU files. Close all running programs and try opening the BLU file.

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 FileMaker Pro Runtime Extension files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BLU files affecting older versions of given software.

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