GGB File Extension

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GeoGebra Document
  • Developer
    GeoGebra
  • Popularity
    3.7 (12 votes)

What is GGB file?

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:

  • Geogebra.xml – a file that stores complete information in XML-based format about given GeoGebra project
  • Geogebra_thumbnail.png – small GeoGebra preview image file
  • Geogebra_javascript.js – global JavaScript definitions for GGB file
  • Geogebra_defaults2D.xml, Geogebra_defaults3D.xml – definitions for default elements of 2D and3D constructions.

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.

Programs which support GGB file extension

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.

Programs that support GGB file

How to open file with GGB extension?

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.

Step 1. Install GeoGebra software

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.

Step 2. Update GeoGebra to the latest version

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.

Step 3. Associate GeoGebra Document files with GeoGebra

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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GGB file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where GeoGebra is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GGB files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the GGB file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select GeoGebra and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GGB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the GGB file is complete and free of errors

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.

1. Verify that the GGB in question is not infected with a computer virus

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 GeoGebra Document file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run GeoGebra

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.

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 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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