GAN File Extension

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GanttProject Project Format
  • Developer
    GanttProject
  • Popularity
    3.2 (11 votes)

What is GAN file?

A .GAN file is a project created by the GanttProject software. The software written in Java is used for planning and scheduling the projects. The GAN file consists of elements of the project including project resources and deadlines, project plans, charts, tables, or any other elements that is used by the software to create the project. The software allows the GanttProject to be viewed visually, and the GAN file can be opened using the GanttProject software supported on the Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.  

Programs which support GAN file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with GAN files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with GAN 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 GAN file

How to open file with GAN extension?

Problems with accessing GAN may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with GAN files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GAN files.

Step 1. Download and install GanttProject

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GAN files is that no program that can handle GAN files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install GanttProject. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GAN files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading GanttProject installed is by going to developer’s website (GanttProject Team) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of GanttProject

If you already have GanttProject installed on your systems and GAN 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 GAN files are not compatible with GanttProject. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using GanttProject.

Step 3. Assign GanttProject to GAN files

After installing GanttProject (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open GAN files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the GAN 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 GanttProject is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GAN files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GAN extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with GAN extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the GAN 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 GAN file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the GAN file for viruses or malware

If the GAN is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 GAN file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with GAN extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the GAN 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. It could happen the the download process of file with GAN extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the GanttProject Project Format file again.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with GanttProject Project Format files. It may be the case that the GAN files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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