Having trouble opening .gz extension? Don't panic! This page explains what gz files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open gz files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is a GZ file?
Gz file extension has Gnu Zipped Archive file type, developed by The GNU Project, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.
Zipped archive file provides compressed files, using GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It is often associated with the Unix operating system. However, it is also supported by a number of file decompression utilities for Windows and Mac. GZ files are quite similar to .ZIP files.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
How to open GZ file?
Double click the gz 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 .gz 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 gz 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".
Method 2: Download the appropriate software
The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the gz 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 GZ files
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 gz file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.