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NGD File Extension

NimbleGen Gene Description Format
  • Developer
    Roche NimbleGen, Inc.
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    2.8 (5 votes)

What is NGD file?

NGD is a file extension commonly associated with NimbleGen Gene Description Format files. Roche NimbleGen, Inc. defined the NimbleGen Gene Description Format format standard. Files with NGD extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with NGD extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The software recommended for managing NGD files is NimbleGen. On the official website of Roche NimbleGen, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theNimbleGen software, but also about NGD and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NGD file extension

Programs that can handle NGD files are as follows. NGD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NGD file

Windows Windows

How to open file with NGD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NGD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with NGD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the NimbleGen

Install software to open NGD file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NGD files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install NimbleGen. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download NimbleGen installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Roche NimbleGen, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update NimbleGen to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NGDIf the problems with opening NGD files still occur even after installing NimbleGen, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NimbleGen 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 NGD files are not compatible with NimbleGen. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using NimbleGen.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NGD files to NimbleGen

After installing NimbleGen (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NGD files. 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 NGD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the NGD file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where NimbleGen is installed, check the Always use this app to open NGD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with NGD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NGD file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select NimbleGen and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with NGD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the NGD 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 NGD file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NGD file for viruses
1. Verify that the NGD in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the NGD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the NGD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the NGD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the NGD 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. When downloading the file with NGD 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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 NimbleGen

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with NimbleGen Gene Description Format file. It may be the case that the NGD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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