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What is an FXG File?

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Question: What is an FXG File?

Did you find an FXG file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you an FXG file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the FXG file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open an FXG file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .FXG file extension refers to.

Answer: A file with the FXG file extension is a Flash XML Graphics file.

A file with an FXG extension might be a BigFix Fixlet Pool file if it's not a Flash XML Graphics file.

Other types of files may also use the FXG file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .FXG extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open an FXG File:

The easiest way to open an FXG file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the FXG file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit FXG files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

Most Adobe graphics and video editing tools will open FXG files. This includes Flash Player and Adobe Illustrator.

If you know anything else useful about FXG files, please let me know so I can update this page.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the FXG file. Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with FXG files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the FXG file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open FXG files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert an FXG File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert an FXG file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the FXG file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course if you don't have a program that opens FXG files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the FXG file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using an FXG File?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the FXG file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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