PGX File Extension

PGX file icon
Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    4.2 (4 votes)

What is PGX file?

PGX filename suffix is mostly used for Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format files. Microsoft defined the Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format format standard. PGX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PGX file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PGX files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PGX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PGX file extension

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

How to open file with PGX extension?

Being unable to open files with PGX extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PGX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

Problems with opening and working with PGX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PGX files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PGX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Visual Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

If the problems with opening PGX files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Visual Studio is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with PGX may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format files with Microsoft Visual Studio

After installing Microsoft Visual Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PGX files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PGX 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 Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open PGX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PGX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 PGX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PGX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PGX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PGX file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the PGX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PGX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic PGX 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 PGX 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Visual Basic Binary Property Page Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PGX files.

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