GZfile extension

Gnu Zipped Archive

Have trouble opening the .gz extension? Don't panic! This page explains gz files and suggests programs you may use to open gz files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is GZ file?

A GZ file is a file in an archive compressed with the GNU standard zip (gzip) capability.

May contain one or more compressed files and is commonly used in Unix operating systems for compression.

Basic information

The format has existed since 1992 and was originally known as Gzip.

Used to reduce file size, transport and store.

Due to this format, archives with several files (images, videos, audio, backup files) .TAR are often stored.

If the .TAR archive is compressed with gzip, this file will have the extensions tar.gz.and tgz.


How to open GZ file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the gz extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the gz file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the gz file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open GZ files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your gz file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.