META4 File Extension

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Metalink 4.0
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What is META4 file?

META4 is a file extension commonly associated with Metalink 4.0 files. META4 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. META4 file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Free Download Manager supports META4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Free Download Manager.ORG developer not only will you find detailed information about theFree Download Manager software, but also about META4 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support META4 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open META4 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with META4 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 META4 file

How to open file with META4 extension?

Being unable to open files with META4 extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Metalink 4.0 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. Get the Free Download Manager

Problems with opening and working with META4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with META4 files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Free Download Manager or one to the listed programs: JDownloader, GetRight Download Manager. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Free Download Manager website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Free Download Manager

If the problems with opening META4 files still occur even after installing Free Download Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Free Download Manager is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Free Download Manager cannot handle files with META4 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Free Download Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open META4 files to Free Download Manager

If you have the latest version of Free Download Manager installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage META4 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 META4 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Free Download Manager is installed, check the Always use this app to open META4 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with META4 extension, 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with META4 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the META4 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the META4 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The META4 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the META4 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the META4 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. META4 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the META4 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic META4 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the META4 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Metalink 4.0 file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Free Download Manager

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with META4 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Metalink 4.0 files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle META4 files.

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