WGT filename suffix is mostly used for Opera Widget Format files. Opera Widget Format specification was created by Opera Software. WGT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. WGT file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Users are advised to use Opera software for managing WGT files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with WGT files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. WGT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing WGT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with WGT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with WGT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WGT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Opera. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WGT 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 Opera website and download the installer.
If you already have Opera installed on your systems and WGT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Opera installed, it may not support WGT format. The most recent version of Opera is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WGT files with latest version of Opera you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the WGT file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the WGT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the WGT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the WGT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the WGT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with WGT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Opera Widget Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with WGT extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Opera Widget Format files. It may be the case that the WGT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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