IGB File Extension

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Google Earth Model
  • Developer
    Google Inc.
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    4 (1 votes)

What is IGB file?

Full format name of files that use IGB extension is Google Earth Model. Google Earth Model format was developed by Google Inc.. IGB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IGB file format, along with 531 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. The most popular software that supports IGB files is Google Earth. Google Earth software was developed by Google Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about IGB files or the Google Earth software program.

Programs which support IGB file extension

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

How to open file with IGB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IGB files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Google Earth Model 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. Download and install Google Earth

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IGB files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Google Earth and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Google Earth installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Google Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Google Earth

You still cannot access IGB files although Google Earth is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why IGB files are not compatible with Google Earth. The most recent version of Google Earth is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IGB files to Google Earth

If you have the latest version of Google Earth installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IGB 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the IGB 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 Google Earth is installed, check the Always use this app to open IGB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IGB file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IGB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IGB 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 IGB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the IGB file for viruses or malware

If the IGB 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. If the IGB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the IGB 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 IGB extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 Google Earth

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Google Earth Model files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IGB files.

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