GEM File Extension

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GEM Vector Picture Format
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What is GEM file?

GEM filename suffix is mostly used for GEM Vector Picture Format files. GEM Vector Picture Format format was developed by Deltasoft. Files with GEM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. GEM file belongs to the Vector Image Files category just like 129 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use CorelDRAW software for managing GEM files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Corel Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theCorelDRAW software, but also about GEM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GEM file extension

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

How to open file with GEM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GEM files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GEM Vector Picture Format 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. Get the CorelDRAW

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GEM files is that no program that can handle GEM files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing CorelDRAW or different compatible program, such as XnView, Ventura Publisher, HiJaak. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading CorelDRAW installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update CorelDRAW to the latest version

If you already have CorelDRAW installed on your systems and GEM 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. If you have an older version of CorelDRAW installed, it may not support GEM format. The latest version of CorelDRAW should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate GEM Vector Picture Format files with CorelDRAW

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GEM files with latest version of CorelDRAW 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 GEM file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where CorelDRAW is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GEM files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GEM 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 GEM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the GEM 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 GEM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The GEM 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 GEM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the GEM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the GEM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the GEM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with GEM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the GEM Vector Picture Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle CorelDRAW

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

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 GEM Vector Picture 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 GEM files.

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