SGM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SGM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SGM files.

What is a SGM file?

A .SGM file is a Standard Generalized Markup file. SGM is an acronym for Standard Generalized Markup. Files that are saved with the .sgm file extension are written in the SGM syntax. It is a standardized format used to define features of markup-languages like HTML and XML.

SGM files can also be saved with the .sgml file extension, although the .sgm extension is the more popular form of the file suffix.

How to open SGM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SGM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SGM openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .SGM

While Standard Generalized Markup File is a popular type of SGM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .SGM extension.

The SGM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a SGM opener may not be able to open all kinds of SGM files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited SGM viewer.

EAD - Encoded Archival Description

Through our analysis of SGM files, we know that one use of the format is EAD - Encoded Archival Description. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SGM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SGM files. Remember, different programs may use SGM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
Band-in-a-BoxBand-in-a-BoxUser submitted
STATGRAPHICS CenturionSTATGRAPHICS CenturionUser submitted
FrameMakerFrameMakerUser submitted
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DartEditorDartEditorUser submitted
Master Blues Piano Solos Volume 1Master Blues Piano Solos Volume 1User submitted
Arbortext EditorArbortext EditorUser submitted
Supply Chain GuruSupply Chain GuruUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SGM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SGM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!