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PNGW File Extension

Blender GIS World Data Format
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What is PNGW file?

PNGW is a file extension commonly associated with Blender GIS World Data Format files. PNGW files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. PNGW file belongs to the GIS Files category just like 251 other filename extensions listed in our database. Blender supports PNGW files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. Blender software was developed by Stichting Blender Foundation, and on its official website you may find more information about PNGW files or the Blender software program.

Programs which support PNGW file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PNGW files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PNGW 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 PNGW file

Updated: 03/08/2021

How to open file with PNGW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PNGW files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PNGW extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PNGW files.

Step 1. Get the Blender

Install software to open PNGW file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PNGW files is that no program that can handle PNGW files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Blender or one to the listed programs: Blender GIS. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Blender installed is by going to developer’s website (Stichting Blender Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Blender to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PNGWIf the problems with opening PNGW files still occur even after installing Blender, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Blender is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Blender installed, it may not support PNGW format. The most recent version of Blender is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PNGW files to Blender

If you have the latest version of Blender installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PNGW 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 PNGW file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PNGW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Blender is installed, check the Always use this app to open PNGW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PNGW file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PNGW file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Blender and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PNGW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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

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

Should it happed that the PNGW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PNGW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the PNGW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with PNGW extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Blender

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PNGW files. Close all running programs and try opening the PNGW file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Blender GIS World Data Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PNGW files affecting older versions of given software.

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