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REAL File Extension

Gnome Desktop
  • Developer
    The GNOME Project
  • Category
  • Popularity
    1 (2 votes)

What is REAL file?

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.

Programs which support REAL file extension

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.

Programs that support REAL file

How to open file with REAL extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Gnome Desktop

Install software to open REAL file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of Gnome Desktop and update if needed

Update software that support file extension REALYou 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.

Step 3. Assign Gnome Desktop to REAL files

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

Associate software with REAL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the REAL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Gnome Desktop is installed, check the Always use this app to open REAL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with REAL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the REAL file and select 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 REAL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the REAL is not faulty

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.

Check REAL file for viruses
1. Verify that the REAL in question is not infected with a computer virus

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Gnome Desktop

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.

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

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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