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PYG File Extension

IBM Cognos 7
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What is PYG file?

Full format name of files that use PYG extension is IBM Cognos 7. IBM Cognos 7 specification was created by IBM. Files with PYG extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PYG extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PYG files is IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software was developed by IBM, and on its official website you may find more information about PYG files or the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software program.

Programs which support PYG file extension

Programs that can handle PYG files are as follows. Files with PYG 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 PYG file

How to open file with PYG extension?

Problems with accessing PYG may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PYG 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 PYG files.

Step 1. Download and install IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Install software to open PYG file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PYG files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PYG 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PYGIf you already have IBM Cognos Business Intelligence installed on your systems and PYG files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that IBM Cognos Business Intelligence cannot handle files with PYG may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate IBM Cognos 7 files with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

After installing IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PYG 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 PYG file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PYG file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is installed, check the Always use this app to open PYG files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PYG file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PYG file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PYG extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PYG for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PYG file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the PYG is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. 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 PYG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic PYG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PYG 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IBM Cognos 7 file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

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

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 IBM Cognos 7 files. It may be the case that the PYG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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