IGO File Extension

IGO file icon
Instagram JPEG Picture Image
  • Developer
    Facebook, Inc.
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is IGO file?

IGO is a file extension commonly associated with Instagram JPEG Picture Image files. Instagram JPEG Picture Image format was developed by Facebook, Inc.. IGO file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IGO file format, along with 524 other file formats, belongs to the Graphic Files category. Instagram is by far the most used program for working with IGO files. Instagram software was developed by Facebook, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about IGO files or the Instagram software program.

Programs which support IGO file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with IGO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IGO files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Instagram JPEG Picture Image 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 Instagram

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IGO files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Instagram. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Instagram installed is by going to developer’s website (Facebook, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access IGO files although Instagram 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 The reason that Instagram cannot handle files with IGO may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Instagram should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Instagram JPEG Picture Image files with Instagram

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IGO files with latest version of Instagram you have installed 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IGO 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 Instagram installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IGO files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IGO file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 IGO extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IGO is not faulty

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 IGO file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the IGO 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. It could happen the the download process of file with IGO 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Instagram

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

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 Instagram JPEG Picture Image file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IGO files affecting older versions of given software.

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