Informations about the TARGA filename extension and the file formats associated with it
We collected the information you should know about the .targa filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .targa file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.
1 filename extension(s) are in our database
.tga - Targa Bitmap Image
The TGA file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the Targa Bitmap Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Targa Bitmap Image (.tga) files can be opened or converted with the help of XnView.
- Format description:
- TGA format
- Magic string:
- - / -
- ivb, targa, tpic
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- Related extensions:
Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .targa file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .targa extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .targa files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.
The .targa file can’t be opened on your computer?
If the program necessary for opening the .targa file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .targa file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.
While opening the .targa file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:
- The .targa file might have been damaged during download. Try downloading the file again.
- It’s possible that the .targa file was created with a newer version of the application. If you’re not using the newest version, then try updating the applicationi.
- The file’s access rights aren’t properly adjusted. Check the file’s access rights.
- Harmful programs may have modified the associations for the filename extensions. Run a virus check on your computer.
- The Windows registry’s database is damaged. With the help of Windows System Restore, you can return to a previous state with system settings that still work.
The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.
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