INPROGRESS File Extension

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Time Machine Backup Progress Format
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What is INPROGRESS file?

INPROGRESS filename suffix is mostly used for Time Machine Backup Progress Format files. Time Machine Backup Progress Format format was developed by Apple. Files with INPROGRESS extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. INPROGRESS file format, along with 179 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. The most popular program for handling INPROGRESS files is Apple Time Machine, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support INPROGRESS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INPROGRESS files. INPROGRESS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support INPROGRESS file

How to open file with INPROGRESS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INPROGRESS files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with INPROGRESS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Apple Time Machine

Problems with opening and working with INPROGRESS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INPROGRESS files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Apple Time Machine or one to the listed programs: Mac OS X. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INPROGRESS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Apple Time Machine installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apple Time Machine

If the problems with opening INPROGRESS files still occur even after installing Apple Time Machine, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apple Time Machine is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why INPROGRESS files are not compatible with Apple Time Machine. The most recent version of Apple Time Machine is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Apple Time Machine to INPROGRESS files

If you have the latest version of Apple Time Machine installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INPROGRESS 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 INPROGRESS file and choose Open with option
  • 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 Apple Time Machine is installed, check the Always use this app to open INPROGRESS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INPROGRESS file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INPROGRESS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the INPROGRESS for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INPROGRESS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

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

2. Ensure the file with INPROGRESS extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the INPROGRESS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with INPROGRESS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apple Time Machine

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Time Machine Backup Progress Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INPROGRESS files.

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