File Extension Library

.GEN File Extension

  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .GEN file?

.GEN file extension has been classified as Game Files. The format of .GEN file is Binary

.GEN is Sega Genesis ROM

Game ROM used by Sega Genesis/Megadrive emulators; saves a copy of the contents of an original game cartridge and allows the game to be played on a PC with supporting emulation software, such as Kega Fusion or Genesis Plus.

The GEN file extension is interchangeable with the .SMD and .BIN file extensions, which are also used for Sega Genesis ROMs. However, since the ".bin" file extension is used for so many different file associations, sometimes the ".smd" and ".gen" extensions are preferred.

List of all softwares that can open the Sega Genesis ROM
Kega Fusion
Genesis Plus
Kega Fusion
File Type 2 ArcView ARC/INFO UnGenerate file
Developer by: ESRI Category: Data Files

Data file exported by ArcView, a GIS software program for visualizing and analyzing geographic data; contains information associated with an ArcInfo .E00 file.

NOTE: ArcView is part of the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop GIS software.

List of all softwares that can open the ArcView ARC/INFO UnGenerate file
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Safe Software FME Desktop

How to Open .GEN file on different platforms

Open .GEN File on Windows

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

Open .GEN File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GEN 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 .GEN File on Linux

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

Open .GEN File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GEN 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 .GEN 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 .GEN files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GEN files

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