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MEG File Extension

MEGA Data Format
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What is MEG file?

Files with the MEG extension contain genetic information, utilized by software named MEGA. This software is used, among other things, to conduct genetic material analyses and perform evolutionary simulations. Files with the MEG extension may contain DNA sequences, information on the bonds between individual structural elements, and their mutual interactions.

How Are MEG Files Utilized?

The dedicated software utilizes files with the MEG extension during genetic material research and simulating its evolutionary processes. Based on data from MEG files, one can also create so-called phylogenetic trees, which are saved to files with the MTS extension. These serve to illustrate the relationships between genetic structural elements.

Can I Open MEG Files?

The content of files with the MEG extension is stored in text form, and therefore, in theory, they can be opened even in the simplest editor like Notepad. However, this solution is not recommended due to the highly complex internal structure of MEG files. Even the slightest modification could prevent the correct reading of genetic information stored in MEG files.

Programs which support MEG file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MEG files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MEG 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 MEG file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

Updated: 02/27/2024

How to open file with MEG extension?

Problems with accessing MEG may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MEG 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. Download and install MEGA

Install software to open MEG file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MEG files is that no program that can handle MEG files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download MEGA and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading MEGA installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update MEGA to the latest version

Update software that support file extension MEGIf the problems with opening MEG files still occur even after installing MEGA, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of MEGA is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that MEGA cannot handle files with MEG may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of MEGA should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate MEGA Data Format files with MEGA

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

Associate software with MEG file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the MEG file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where MEGA is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MEG files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MEG file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MEG 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 MEG extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the MEG for errors

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

Check MEG file for viruses
1. Check the MEG file for viruses or malware

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the MEG file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with MEG extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 MEGA Data Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open MEGA

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MEG files. Close all running programs and try opening the MEG 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 MEGA Data Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MEG files affecting older versions of given software.

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