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HGS File Extension

Harvard Graphics Graphic
  • Developer
    Harvard Graphics
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is HGS file?

Full format name of files that use HGS extension is Harvard Graphics Graphic. Harvard Graphics Graphic format was developed by Harvard Graphics. HGS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with HGS extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. The software recommended for managing HGS files is Harvard Graphics ChartXL. Harvard Graphics ChartXL software was developed by Harvard Graphics, and on its official website you may find more information about HGS files or the Harvard Graphics ChartXL software program.

Programs which support HGS file extension

The following listing features HGS-compatible programs. Files with HGS 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 HGS file

How to open file with HGS extension?

Being unable to open files with HGS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with HGS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Harvard Graphics ChartXL

Install software to open HGS file Problems with opening and working with HGS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HGS files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Harvard Graphics ChartXL. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Harvard Graphics ChartXL installed is by going to developer’s website (Harvard Graphics) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Harvard Graphics ChartXL

Update software that support file extension HGSYou still cannot access HGS files although Harvard Graphics ChartXL is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Harvard Graphics ChartXL cannot handle files with HGS may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Harvard Graphics ChartXL is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Harvard Graphics Graphic files with Harvard Graphics ChartXL

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HGS files with latest version of Harvard Graphics ChartXL you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with HGS file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HGS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Harvard Graphics ChartXL installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open HGS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with HGS file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with HGS extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with HGS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the HGS for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the HGS file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check HGS file for viruses
1. Verify that the HGS in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the HGS 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. HGS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the HGS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 HGS 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Harvard Graphics Graphic file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Harvard Graphics ChartXL

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

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 Harvard Graphics Graphic file. It may be the case that the HGS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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