GRAPHML File Extension

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GraphML Format
  • Developer
    The GraphML Team
  • Popularity
    3 (11 votes)

What is GRAPHML file?

GRAPHML filename suffix is mostly used for GraphML Format files. GraphML Format format was developed by The GraphML Team. GRAPHML files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. GRAPHML file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling GRAPHML files is Gephi, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. Gephi software was developed by, and on its official website you may find more information about GRAPHML files or the Gephi software program.

Programs which support GRAPHML file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open GRAPHML files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. GRAPHML files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support GRAPHML file

How to open file with GRAPHML extension?

Being unable to open files with GRAPHML extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with GRAPHML 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 Gephi

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GRAPHML files is that no program that can handle GRAPHML files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Gephi or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Excel) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Gephi website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Gephi to the latest version

If the problems with opening GRAPHML files still occur even after installing Gephi, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Gephi is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Gephi cannot handle files with GRAPHML may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Gephi is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate GraphML Format files with Gephi

After installing Gephi (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open GRAPHML files. 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 GRAPHML file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Gephi is installed, check the Always use this app to open GRAPHML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GRAPHML extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GRAPHML extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the GRAPHML for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GRAPHML file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the GRAPHML file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the GRAPHML file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. GRAPHML file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the GRAPHML file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic GRAPHML 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 GRAPHML file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 GraphML Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Gephi

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GRAPHML 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 GraphML Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the GRAPHML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a GRAPHML file

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