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PGT File Extension

Pokémon Gift Format
  • Developer
    Pokemon Mystery Gift Editor
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.7 (4 votes)

What is PGT file?

PGT filename suffix is mostly used for Pokémon Gift Format files. Pokemon Mystery Gift Editor defined the Pokémon Gift Format format standard. Files with PGT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PGT file format, along with 1509 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. The most popular software that supports PGT files is Pokesav.

Programs which support PGT file extension

The following listing features PGT-compatible programs. Files with PGT 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 PGT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PGT extension?

Problems with accessing PGT may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PGT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PGT files.

Step 1. Install Pokesav software

Install software to open PGT file Problems with opening and working with PGT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PGT files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Pokesav developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 Pokesav website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension PGTIf you already have Pokesav installed on your systems and PGT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Pokesav cannot handle files with PGT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Pokesav should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PGT files to Pokesav

After installing Pokesav (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PGT files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with PGT file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PGT file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Pokesav installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PGT files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PGT file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PGT file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PGT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PGT for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PGT file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PGT file for viruses
1. The PGT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the PGT 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. If the scanner detected that the PGT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic PGT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with PGT 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

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. Check whether your system can handle Pokesav

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PGT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Pokémon Gift Format file. It may be the case that the PGT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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