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GEL File Extension

Molecular Dynamics Image
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What is GEL file?

Full format name of files that use GEL extension is Molecular Dynamics Image. GEL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. GEL file format, along with 524 other file formats, belongs to the Graphic Files category. XnView is by far the most used program for working with GEL files. XnView software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about GEL files or the XnView software program.

Programs which support GEL file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with GEL extension?

Being unable to open files with GEL extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Molecular Dynamics Image 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. Install XnView software

Install software to open GEL file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GEL files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XnView and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GEL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension GELIf you already have XnView installed on your systems and GEL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that XnView cannot handle files with GEL may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GEL files to XnView

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

Associate software with GEL file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the GEL 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
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the XnView installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GEL files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with GEL file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GEL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 GEL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the GEL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the GEL file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the GEL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GEL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the GEL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the GEL file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic GEL file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the GEL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Molecular Dynamics Image file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GEL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Molecular Dynamics Image files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GEL files.

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