WGT File Extension

WGT file icon
Opera Widget Format
  • Developer
    Opera Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is WGT file?

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.

Programs which support WGT file extension

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.

Programs that support WGT file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with WGT extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Opera

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.

Step 2. Update Opera to the latest version

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.

Step 3. Associate Opera Widget Format files with Opera

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

  • Right-click the WGT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Opera installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WGT files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WGT extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 WGT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the WGT is not faulty

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.

1. The WGT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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.

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

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.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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.

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

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.

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 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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