GRA File Extension

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Microsoft Graph Format
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What is GRA file?

GRA filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Graph Format files. Microsoft defined the Microsoft Graph Format format standard. Files with GRA extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. GRA file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling GRA files is Microsoft Excel, but users can choose among 6 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Excel was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and GRA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support GRA file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open GRA files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with GRA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GRA file

How to open file with GRA extension?

Problems with accessing GRA may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Graph Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Excel software

Problems with opening and working with GRA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GRA files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Excel or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Excel website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Excel and update if needed

If you already have Microsoft Excel installed on your systems and GRA 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 Microsoft Excel cannot handle files with GRA may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Excel should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GRA files to Microsoft Excel

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GRA files with latest version of Microsoft Excel 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

  • Clicking the GRA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Excel installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GRA files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GRA 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GRA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the GRA 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 GRA file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the GRA file for viruses or malware

If the GRA 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 GRA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic GRA 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 GRA 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 Microsoft Graph Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Excel

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Graph Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the GRA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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