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PGC File Extension

Portfolio Graphics Compressed Image Format
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What is PGC file?

Full format name of files that use PGC extension is Portfolio Graphics Compressed Image Format. Files with PGC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PGC file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PGC files is XnView. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about PGC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PGC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PGC files. Files with PGC 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 PGC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PGC extension?

Being unable to open files with PGC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Portfolio Graphics Compressed Image Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PGC files.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Install software to open PGC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PGC files is that no program that can handle PGC files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install XnView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PGC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

Update software that support file extension PGCIf you already have XnView installed on your systems and PGC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that XnView cannot handle files with PGC may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PGC files to XnView

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PGC files with latest version of XnView 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 PGC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PGC 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 XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open PGC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PGC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PGC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PGC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the PGC 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 PGC file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the PGC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PGC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PGC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the PGC 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PGC 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Portfolio Graphics Compressed Image Format file again.

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

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

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 Portfolio Graphics Compressed Image Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PGC files affecting older versions of given software.

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