HGM File Extension

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Sublime Text Data Format

What is HGM file?

HGM filename suffix is mostly used for Sublime Text Data Format files. HGM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. HGM file format, along with 5722 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular program for handling HGM files is Sublime Text, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Sublime HQ Pty Ltd developer not only will you find detailed information about theSublime Text software, but also about HGM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HGM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with HGM files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with HGM 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 HGM file

Updated: 11/24/2020

How to open file with HGM extension?

Being unable to open files with HGM extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Sublime Text Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Sublime Text software

Install software to open HGM file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening HGM files is that no program that can handle HGM files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Sublime Text and install it on your device. 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 Sublime Text website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Sublime Text

Update software that support file extension HGMIf you already have Sublime Text installed on your systems and HGM 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 Sublime Text cannot handle files with HGM may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Sublime Text.

Step 3. Associate Sublime Text Data Format files with Sublime Text

After installing Sublime Text (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HGM files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with HGM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HGM file
  • 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 Sublime Text is installed, check the Always use this app to open HGM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with HGM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HGM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HGM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the HGM for errors

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

Check HGM file for viruses
1. Check the HGM file for viruses or malware

If the HGM 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. HGM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the HGM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with HGM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with HGM 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 Sublime Text Data Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HGM files.

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