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.gen File Extension

Developer: ESRI
File type: ArcView Data File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .gen. Files with the file extension .gen can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .gen files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .gen file?

The .gen file extension is primarily used by the ArcView software. This file extension is implemented for files that can be exported with the use of the Arcview program. This software is an application that is used for analyzing data related to geography. It is mostly used for creating digital maps of specific locations and for printing out these maps. Geographic information exported from the software is saved in files with the .gen extension. It is the .gen file extension that allows Arcview to display all data relevant to the corresponding location that was mapped out using this program, whether they are geographical data or other map details. Arcview is not the only application that use the .gen file extension. This file format is also implemented by Ages!, which is a genealogical software that is used to organize and track family history, and these GEN files in Ages! are used to store details and pieces of information entered by a user in a family tree database created using this program. Ventura Publisher, now known as Corel Ventura 10 as of this writing, is also an application that is implemented with support for these GEN files, though for purposes that are different from these two programs.

how to open a .gen file?

Launch a .gen file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .gen file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .gen files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .gen file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .gen file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .gen file association errors

applications that open a .gen file

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS for Desktop has full cartographic production process, unlimited sharing of data and maps, editing tools and advanced analysis and Geoprocessing. Specifically, the program features on: Spatial Analysis tools that turns data into actionable information and automate your various GIS tasks; Data Management where you can easily integrate all types of data for visualization and analysis; Mapping and Visualization that enables you to produce high quality maps; Advanced Editing which simplifies your data design, input, and cleanup; Geocoding in which address locations and recognizing patterns within the information can be spatially displayed; Map Projections that is used in integrating data sets from disparate sources into a common framework; Advanced Imagery where you can use it as basemap or background in analyzing other data layers, applying various specifications to the image dataset, or using it as part of the analysis; Data Sharing where you can share data to individuals or groups from a convenient, centralized location; Customization by adding and removing buttons, menu items, or docking toolbars.


Ages! is a Christian library software, or generally a digital library application, that uses Adobe Acrobat Reader and other standard or supported PDF readers. This means that it is a pre-requisite to install PDF reader on a computer system in order to read books from this library. This program highlights Christian books, lectures and other types of publications related to spiritual writings. Included on the library are The C H Spurgeon Collection, John Calvin Collection, and Christian Library Series. The C H Spurgeon Collection consists of more than 3,000 sermons from various speakers and Church leaders. Of course, this collection includes around 70 writings of the great Christian leader and speaker Charles H. Spurgeon from books to lectures. John Calvin Collection is another series of books and writings that contain mostly about the life of John Calvin and the doctrine “Calvinism”. Christian Library Series is one popular collection series of books as it consists of around thousands of books in 20 different volumes, both on CD, DVD and Web download. Included on the library are the Whole Bible Classic Sermon Collection, John Bunyan Collection, Biblical and Church History Collection, Classic Theological Collection, Jonathan Edwards-Timothy Dwight Collection, Charles H. Spurgeon Collection, John Calvin Collection, and so much more. This software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Mac OS X (32 or 64 bit).
Ventura 10

Ventura 10

Ventura 10 is a new version of the original Ventura Publisher, which is a desktop publishing software originally created by Ventura Software, but now a product of Corel, and is designed for computers compatible with IBM PCs. Working productively and efficiently is made easier as this program is equipped with new and improved features. Included on the list of new great features are the following: XML files import, PDF publication, and multiple opening table tags. Other original features that are improved are the stability and reliability of OS (Windows XP and 2000), prepress tools (information of files, registration marks, crop marks and densitometer scales), warning indications of any errors or threats, printing option, customization of toolbars and shortcut keys, workspace management, color adjustment, external link updates, and file sharing through different applications such as Corel’s photo editing software, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Microsoft Office. The required system must either Windows XP or 2000, with Pentium 233 MHz processor, at least 128 MB RAM and 240 MB available disk space, CD-ROM drive, and SVGA monitor.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .gen files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .gen. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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