GP3 File Extension

GP3 file icon
Guitar Pro 3 Format
  • Developer
    Arobas Music
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is GP3 file?

GP3 filename suffix is mostly used for Guitar Pro 3 Format files. Guitar Pro 3 Format specification was created by Arobas Music. Files with GP3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. GP3 file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Guitar Pro software for managing GP3 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Guitar Pro software was developed by Arobas Music, and on its official website you may find more information about GP3 files or the Guitar Pro software program.

Programs which support GP3 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support GP3 files. GP3 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support GP3 file

How to open file with GP3 extension?

Being unable to open files with GP3 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with GP3 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Guitar Pro

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GP3 files is that no program that can handle GP3 files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Guitar Pro or one to the listed programs: DGuitar. 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 Guitar Pro installed is by going to developer’s website (Arobas Music) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Guitar Pro to the latest version

You still cannot access GP3 files although Guitar Pro is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Guitar Pro installed, it may not support GP3 format. The latest version of Guitar Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Guitar Pro to GP3 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GP3 files with latest version of Guitar Pro you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GP3 file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Guitar Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open GP3 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GP3 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GP3 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the GP3 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the GP3 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the GP3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the GP3 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. GP3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with GP3 extension is complete and error-free

If the GP3 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 GP3 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support GP3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the GP3 file.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Guitar Pro 3 Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with GP3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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