IGY File Extension

IGY file icon
Microsoft Excel Web Query
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is IGY file?

Full format name of files that use IGY extension is Microsoft Excel Web Query. Microsoft Excel Web Query specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. IGY files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IGY file belongs to the Document Files category just like 574 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Excel is by far the most used program for working with IGY files. Software named Microsoft Excel was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IGY files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IGY file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IGY files. Files with IGY extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support IGY file

How to open file with IGY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IGY files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with IGY extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Excel

Problems with opening and working with IGY files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IGY files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Excel. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IGY 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 Microsoft Excel website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel

You still cannot access IGY files although Microsoft Excel is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Excel installed, it may not support IGY format. The most recent version of Microsoft Excel is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Excel Web Query files with Microsoft Excel

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IGY files with latest version of Microsoft Excel 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IGY file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Excel is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IGY files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IGY file and 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IGY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IGY is not faulty

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

1. The IGY may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IGY file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the IGY file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the IGY file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic IGY file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 IGY 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Excel Web Query file again.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Excel Web Query files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IGY files.

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