Full format name of files that use CH1 extension is IBM Freelance Graphics Chart. IBM Freelance Graphics Chart format was developed by IBM. Files with CH1 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. CH1 file format, along with 524 other file formats, belongs to the Graphic Files category. Freelance Graphics is by far the most used program for working with CH1 files. On the official website of IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theFreelance Graphics software, but also about CH1 and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle CH1 files are as follows. Files with CH1 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.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CH1 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with CH1 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CH1 files.
Problems with opening and working with CH1 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CH1 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Freelance Graphics. 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 Freelance Graphics installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IBM website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have Freelance Graphics installed on your systems and CH1 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why CH1 files are not compatible with Freelance Graphics. The latest version of Freelance Graphics should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Freelance Graphics installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CH1 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CH1 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the CH1 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the CH1 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the CH1 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic CH1 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the CH1 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IBM Freelance Graphics Chart file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CH1 files. Close all running programs and try opening the CH1 file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with IBM Freelance Graphics Chart files. It may be the case that the CH1 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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