.GEM File Extension

File Type:
RubyGems Package

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

What is a GEM file?

Gem file extension has RubyGems Package file type, developed by Ruby, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

These are files that are used for storing Ruby libraries and programs. The GEM format has a self-contained structure. To install one, you will need RubyGems Package Manager, which is included in the Ruby software pack.

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

gem file icon
File Type:
RubyGems Package
Developer Files

How to open GEM file?

Double click the gem 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 .gem 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 gem 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 gem 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 GEM files

  • Windows Windows
    • RubyGems RubyGems
  • MacOS MacOS
    • RubyGems RubyGems
  • Linux Linux
    • RubyGems RubyGems

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 gem file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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