GRF File Extension

GRF file icon
DPlot Graph Format
  • Developer
    Hydesoft Computing
  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is GRF file?

Full format name of files that use GRF extension is DPlot Graph Format. Hydesoft Computing defined the DPlot Graph Format format standard. GRF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with GRF extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The most popular program for handling GRF files is DPlot, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named DPlot was created by Hydesoft Computing, LLC. In order to find more detailed information on the software and GRF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support GRF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support GRF files. Files with GRF 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 GRF file

How to open file with GRF extension?

Being unable to open files with GRF extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with GRF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GRF files.

Step 1. Download and install DPlot

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GRF files is that no program that can handle GRF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DPlot or different compatible program, such as DPlot Viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GRF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading DPlot installed is by going to developer’s website (Hydesoft Computing, LLC) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update DPlot to the latest version

If the problems with opening GRF files still occur even after installing DPlot, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DPlot is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GRF files are not compatible with DPlot. The latest version of DPlot should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign DPlot to GRF files

If you have the latest version of DPlot installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GRF on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the GRF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where DPlot is installed, check the Always use this app to open GRF 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 GRF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select DPlot and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with GRF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the GRF 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 GRF file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the GRF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GRF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the GRF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the GRF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the GRF 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DPlot Graph Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle DPlot

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with GRF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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

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