File Extension PLG

.PLG File

File extension: PLG
File type: Shell Plug-in


Notes about the PLG 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 PLG file type is primarily associated with 'Aston' by Gladiators Software. Aston is a Desktop manager and Shell replacement for Windows.

Detailed information for file extension PLG:


Primary association: Aston
Company: Gladiators Software
Identifying characters Hex: 4D 5A , ASCII: MZ
Related links: Aston FAQ, Aston Shell Tutorial

Other applications associated with file type PLG:

  • BPM Studio (Play List Categories) by ALCATechSoftware to manage audio files. Useful for DJs.
  • ButtonGadget(graphic button generator)
  • Developer Studio (Build Log) by Microsoft Corporation The Mime types used with this association are: text/html. Program ID: htmlfile
  • REND386/AVRIL File
  • Sibelius (Plug-in) by Sibelius Software LtdCode written in the ManuScript language for plug-ins for the music software Sibelius. This association is classified as Source Code.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X 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.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .PLG

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.

ProgramID: htmlfile, FileType: HTML Document, AppName: Internet Explorer
EXEFile: iexplore.exe

ProgramID: htmlfile, FileType: HTML Document, AppName: Microsoft Office XP component

ProgramID: htmlfile, FileType: HTML Document, AppName: Smart Explorer

ProgramID: ButtonGadget
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BUTTON~1\ButtonGadget.exe %1

ProgramID: htmlfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -nohome

ProgramID: ethereal-file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ethereal\ethereal.exe %1

ProgramID: SlimBrowserHtml
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SlimBrowser\sbrowser.exe

ProgramID: htmlfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\browser\ybrowser.exe

ProgramID: Poolster Game
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JHC~1.SOF\POOLST~1.1\poolster.exe

ProgramID: AstonPlugin
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aston\A-Master.exe /%1

ProgramID: ArtweaverPlugin
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Artweaver\Artweaver.exe

ProgramID: htmlfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Chami\HTML-Kit\bin\htmlkit.exe


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