Notes about the PGN file extension:
To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened
" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?
" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps"
and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.
The PGN file type is primarily associated with 'Portable Game Notation (PGN)'. PGN is Portable Game Notation, a standard designed for the representation of chess game data using ASCII text files.
Detailed information for file extension PGN:
Primary association: Portable Game Notation (PGN)
File classification: Text
Mime type: application/x-chess-pgn, application/da-chess-pgnIdentifying characters
Hex: 5B 45 76 65 6E 74 20 22 , ASCII: [Event."
Other applications associated with file type PGN:
- Picatinny Arsenal Electronic Formstore (Form in TIFF Format) The Mime types used with this association are: application/formstore.
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database
To change file associations press Windows Key
and then Apps and Features
> Default apps
> Choose default apps by file type
Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.
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System Info for File Extension .PGN
The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly
from user systems.
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinBoard\WinBoard.exe -ini %ProgramFiles%\WinBoard\WinBoard.ini -ncp -lgf