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SGY file format description

Many people share .sgy files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .sgy file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .sgy files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sgy - SEG-Y Geophysical Data

The SGY data files are related to Seismic Unix. SGY file is a SEG-Y Geophysical Data. The SEG-Y file format is one of several standards developed by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for storing geophysical data. It is an open standard, and is controlled by the SEG Technical Standards Committee. The Seismic Unix seems to be no longer supported.

Seismic Unix
Data files
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .sgy file extension. Even harmful programs can create .sgy files. Be especially cautious with .sgy files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .sgy file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .sgy file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

gsy, sg, sgh, sgt, sgu, shy, sty, svy, sy, syg, zgy

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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