What is a .GAN File And How To Open It – GanttProject (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .gan extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .gan file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GAN file?

The .GAN file extension is from GanttProject Project File. The development of this file was done by GanttProject. This data related file is in xml format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .gan file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GAN file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .GAN file on various operating systems.

How to open a .GAN file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .gan file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GanttProject software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GanttProject.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GAN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GanttProject software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GAN file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gan file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the GanttProject software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GanttProject.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GAN file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GanttProject software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GAN file on Linux

The .gan file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the GanttProject software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GanttProject.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GAN file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GanttProject software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GAN file?

If you are still unable to open the .GAN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .GAN file.gar – GIANTS Software, .gar – GridGain Systems, .gar – National Security Agency, .gau – Microsoft, .gb – Game Boy ROM File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GAN file with the GanttProject program on Windows, GanttProject program on Mac and GanttProject software on Linux.