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.172 File Extension

  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .172 file?

.172 file extension has been classified as Various data Files.

.172 is Winfunktion Mathematik v8.0 Julia fractal file

The 172 file extension is associated with Winfunktion Mathematik v8.0. An old German math program released in 1998.

The 172 files are used for julia set mathematics fractals.

The current and latest version of Winfunktion Mathematik is 22. There are no information available if the 172 files are still used in the newest versions for julia set fractals.

.172 file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .172 file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .172 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .172 file on different platforms

Open .172 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .172
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .172 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .172 files" Press "Ok"

Open .172 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .172 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .172 File on Linux

Right click on the .172 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .172 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .172 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .172 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .172 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .172 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .172 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .172 file format
  2. You need to check the .172 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)