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VG2 File Extension

Media Player Classic Video Data Format

What is VG2 file?

VG2 is a file extension commonly associated with Media Player Classic Video Data Format files. Files with VG2 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. VG2 file format, along with 529 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. The software recommended for managing VG2 files is Media Player Classic. Software named Media Player Classic was created by In order to find more detailed information on the software and VG2 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support VG2 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support VG2 files. Files with VG2 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 VG2 file

Updated: 01/23/2021

How to open file with VG2 extension?

Problems with accessing VG2 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with VG2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with VG2 files.

Step 1. Install Media Player Classic software

Install software to open VG2 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports VG2 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Media Player Classic. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support VG2 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Media Player Classic installed is by going to developer’s website ( and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Media Player Classic to the latest version

Update software that support file extension VG2If the problems with opening VG2 files still occur even after installing Media Player Classic, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Media Player Classic is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why VG2 files are not compatible with Media Player Classic. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Media Player Classic.

Step 3. Set the default application to open VG2 files to Media Player Classic

After installing Media Player Classic (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open VG2 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 VG2 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the VG2 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 Media Player Classic is installed, check the Always use this app to open VG2 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with VG2 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with VG2 extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with VG2 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the VG2 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the VG2 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check VG2 file for viruses
1. The VG2 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 VG2 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the VG2 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. VG2 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with VG2 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the VG2 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 VG2 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 Media Player Classic

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support VG2 files. Close all running programs and try opening the VG2 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 Media Player Classic Video Data Format files. It may be the case that the VG2 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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