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What is CTG File and How to Open It?

What is a CTG file?

CTG is a short form of Catalog Index File created by the Canon Digital Cameras. CTG file consists of the information about the number of images stored in each folder in a camera’s memory card. CTG files are stored automatically in the CANONMSC folder, and then they communicate to the other folders saved in the memory card of the camera. Files whose filenames end up with the file extension.CTG is known as the Catalog Index Files. When any digital camera by Canon captures a picture, it saves the picture in a folder directly in a camera’s memory card. CTG file allows the computer to index the files and then occupy them into your computer.

                       CTG files do not consist of any actual image data; instead of it just include an index of the folder’s information. CTG files are proprietory, and therefore the data saved by these files is unknown, and therefore they cannot be converted into pictures as they do not include any image data. CTG files are found only on the memory card of the Canon Digital Camera. They operate it as the index for the image folders that are stored in the memory card. This indexed data has changed as the images that the information references remove from the camera. CTG files are deleted completely when the folder, including the images, is discarded.

Programs That Support CTG Files

  • Wheels
  • Chess Base
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Free File Viewer Pro

Steps To Open CTG Files

Several different file types and applications use CTG file Extensions; sometimes, it becomes challenging to find which application is to be used. Whenever you require to open a CTG file, start with a double click on the file. If this also does not work and you are still unable to open the file, and any error message occurs to you, then switch to any of the methods given below to open the CTG file:

Step 1:-By Using Different Software Applications

If your CTG file does not open by a double click process, that means you are not having an appropriate software installed on your device; therefore, to resolve this issue, install other application to your computer so that it can ease the process of opening a CTG file which is available on the developer’s website.

Step 2:- Use Different File Type

CTG files are the original files that look for a specific application that opens, especially with these file types. If the file type is not confirmed to you, first understand the nature of the file within the CTG file itself and follow these simple steps:

On Windows

  • Right-tap the icon of the file;
  • select the “Properties” button from the drop-down list.
  • Browse the File Type that is mentioned under the ” Type of File” option.

On macOS

  • Right-tap the icon of the file.
  • Browse the File Type that is mentioned under the “Kind” option.

Step 3:-Ask the Program Developer

After trying every possible action to open the CTG file, the last option left with the user is to contact the developer of a program or that particular software that how to open a CTG file, as only the developer can give you the best solution for this issue and will help you out to open the file for sure.

Step 4:- Usage Of Universal file viewer

Finally, even if the developer fails to resolve this issue of opening a file, you should undoubtedly use the Universal File Viewer such as File Magic, which is meant to support any file format and instantly open your file, not only CTG but any file format.

Steps to Convert CTG file

By saving a CTG file is to change its association, and it’s all done with it. To change the associations, follow these simple steps:-

  1. Right-tap the file with the file extension whose association you need to convert, and tap the “Open With” command.
  2. Click on the application with which you want your file to get open, or click the “Browse” button to locate the application you want.
  3. Select the option of “Always use the selected program” to play this specific kind of file checkbox.

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