GUIDES File Extension

GUIDES file icon
XScope Guides Format
  • Developer
    The Iconfactory
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is GUIDES file?

GUIDES is a file extension commonly associated with XScope Guides Format files. XScope Guides Format format was developed by The Iconfactory. GUIDES file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. GUIDES file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. xScope is by far the most used program for working with GUIDES files. On the official website of The Iconfactory developer not only will you find detailed information about thexScope software, but also about GUIDES and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GUIDES file extension

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

Programs that support GUIDES file


How to open file with GUIDES extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GUIDES files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with GUIDES files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GUIDES files.

Step 1. Get the xScope

Problems with opening and working with GUIDES files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GUIDES files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install xScope. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GUIDES files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit xScope website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of xScope

If the problems with opening GUIDES files still occur even after installing xScope, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of xScope is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why GUIDES files are not compatible with xScope. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using xScope.

Step 3. Assign xScope to GUIDES files

If you have the latest version of xScope installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GUIDES on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the GUIDES file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where xScope is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GUIDES files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GUIDES extension, select 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GUIDES extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the GUIDES for 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 GUIDES file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the GUIDES file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the GUIDES is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the GUIDES file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic GUIDES file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with GUIDES 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the XScope Guides Format file.

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with XScope Guides Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GUIDES files.

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