GEANY File Extension

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Geany Project Format

What is GEANY file?

GEANY filename suffix is mostly used for Geany Project Format files. GEANY file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. GEANY file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1028 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports GEANY files is Geany.

Programs which support GEANY file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support GEANY files. GEANY files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support GEANY file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/20/2020

How to open file with GEANY extension?

Problems with accessing GEANY may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Geany Project Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Geany software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GEANY files is that no program that can handle GEANY files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Geany and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GEANY files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Geany installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access GEANY files although Geany 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 Geany installed, it may not support GEANY format. The most recent version of Geany is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Geany to GEANY files

If you have the latest version of Geany installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GEANY on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the GEANY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Geany is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GEANY files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the GEANY file and 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 GEANY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the GEANY 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 GEANY file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the GEANY is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. GEANY file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic GEANY 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. When downloading the file with GEANY 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Geany Project Format file again.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Geany Project Format 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 GEANY files.

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