.GZIP File Extension

File Type:
Gnu Zipped File

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

What is a GZIP file?

Gzip file extension has Gnu Zipped file type, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

Generated with the Gnu gzip compression algorithm, the file is a compressed archive. GNU Zip compression tool is typically included on the Unix OS by default.

GZIP files also use the .GZ extension.

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

gzip file icon
File Type:
Gnu Zipped File
Compressed Files

How to open GZIP file?

Double click the gzip 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 .gzip 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 gzip 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".

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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 gzip 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 GZIP 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 gzip file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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