.BGL File Extension

File Type:
Flight Simulator Scenery File

Having trouble opening .bgl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bgl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bgl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BGL file?

Bgl file extension has Flight Simulator Scenery file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Used by Microsoft Flight Simulator, the file provides scenery information, concerning airports and flying locations. The number of required BGL files depends on the size of locations. The bigger the location is, the more BGL files it uses.

BGL files, which come together with Flight Simulator, should not be edited. Customized BGL files may be generated with the help of third-party tools. Custom BGL files become accessible in the game once they are put in the appropriate directory.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

bgl file icon
File Type:
Flight Simulator Scenery File
Game Files

How to open BGL file?

Double click the bgl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bgl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bgl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bgl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BGL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bgl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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