REAL is a file extension commonly associated with Gnome Desktop files. Gnome Desktop specification was created by The GNOME Project. REAL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux. Files with REAL extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular program for handling REAL files is Gnome Desktop, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of The GNOME Project developer not only will you find detailed information about theGnome Desktop software, but also about REAL and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support REAL files. REAL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening REAL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with REAL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports REAL files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Gnome Desktop or one to the listed programs: Linux operating systems. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Gnome Desktop installed is by going to developer’s website (The GNOME Project) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access REAL files although Gnome Desktop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Gnome Desktop installed, it may not support REAL format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Gnome Desktop.
If you have the latest version of Gnome Desktop installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage REAL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the REAL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the REAL file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. REAL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the REAL 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 REAL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with REAL extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Gnome Desktop files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle REAL files.
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