Files with pgc file extension are mainly used for some sort of specialized format for representing of chess games.

There is one other file type using
the PGC file extension!

pgc icon.pgc - Atari Portfolio graphics compressed image format

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PGC file extension - Portable Gaming Notation format

What is pgc file? How to open pgc files?

File type specification:

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The pgc file extension is mainly related to Portable Game Notation format.

PGN is  a standard designed for the representation of chess game data using ASCII text files. PGN is structured for easy reading and writing by human users and for easy parsing and generation by computer programs. The intent of the definition and propagation of PGN is to facilitate the sharing of public domain chess game data among chessplayers (both organic and otherwise), publishers, and computer chess researchers throughout the world.

PGN is not intended to be a general purpose standard that is suitable for every possible use; no such standard could fill all conceivable requirements. Instead, PGN is proposed as a universal portable representation for data interchange. The idea is to allow the construction of a family of chess applications that can quickly and easily process chess game data using PGN for import and export among themselves.


This pgc file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.pgc files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pgc 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.

Related links:

PGN server.

PGN 2 PGC convertor on

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