File with.GGB extension contains GeoGebra worksheet document compressed using ZIP algorithm. GBB is a mathematical project used mainly in education for teaching geometry, algebra, statistics, and mathematical analysis. GGB archive consists of files such as:
GGB constructions can be exported into HTML projects and image files - PNG, JPEG, etc. XML files that are a part of GGB file can be edited outside of GeoGebra but should be done by following the specification included in ggb.xsd file in order not to corrupt the file and make it unreadable. GeoGebra educational application was developed in 2001 by Markus Hohenwater as his master thesis project and is still actively developed. GeoGabra software is available for PC systems (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) and mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free GeoGebra HTML5 web platform is also available.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with GGB files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with GGB 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 GGB files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GeoGebra Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GGB files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GGB files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the GeoGebra developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GGB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading GeoGebra installed is by going to developer’s website (GeoGebra Team) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have GeoGebra installed on your systems and GGB files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that GeoGebra cannot handle files with GGB may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of GeoGebra is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GGB files with latest version of GeoGebra you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 GGB file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the GGB 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 GGB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the GGB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 GGB file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 GeoGebra Document file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support GGB files. Close all running programs and try opening the GGB file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with GeoGebra Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with GGB files affecting older versions of given software.
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