Did you find or received GZ file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is GZ file extension and how you can open it.

What is a GZ file ext?

The .GZ file extension identifies Gzip compressed archives developed as a free application as part of the GNU development project. GZ will most probably contain compressed data which can be uncompressed using a range of popular file archiving applications including WinZip, WinRAR and Allume Systems Stuffit Expander, to name only a few. These same applications can be used for creating .GZ files.

How to open a GZ file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like GZ. When you double click on the GZ file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received GZ files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with GZ files

Scan the file
Before trying to open GZ files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open GZ files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open GZ file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to GZ by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many GZ file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension GZ you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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